Taken about 30 minutes before sunset on the first evening of deer season west of Mineral Wells Texas. You can see we are in enjoying our two weeks of autumn in north central Texas.
On this outing my camera was better equipped for wildlife than landscapes, but the wildlife were uncooperative. This scene was several hundred yards away from me. I was using a Nikon D300 with Nikkor 300mm f/4.0. As the sun dropped lower on the horizon it illuminated the stone amongst the cedar and elm trees.
This week we started seeing evidence that our two-week Texas Autumn season is just around the corner.
We are seeing some nice fall colors this week. We are seeing lots of yellow, orange and some red as different trees are turning and shedding leaves. Here are a few images from my back yard and down our path. All these were shot with my Nikon D700 and a Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8
These images were taken while it was lightly raining. The clouds and overcast skies muted the light, and the dampness helped bring out the color.
This first image is in our back yard. I really liked the yellow contrasting with the wet, dark tree trunks. The green clover to the lower right really likes this cool wet weather.
The tall green oak is a huge, old red oak that Peggy really likes. It should begin turning any day. But for now I like the green alongside the others which are already turning yellow and orange.
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