Early one cloudy morning, October 8th, I wandered around Quabbin Park looking for compositions. While on Quabbin Hill, near the tower, I saw this red maple between two birches and decided to make an image. I tried several different positions and actually found one that I liked better, but at that point the sky was entirely white which I just didn’t feel comfortable presenting. I went back to an earlier spot and shot this with my rental Zeiss 21mm. Maybe the birches could have been separated a bit more, but the angle required started to hide the maple. So we’ll go with this one.
What attracted me the most was the light, the white on the birches, the illumination of the birch leaves facing the sun and the red of the maples. The foreground ferns aren’t bad either.What little blue sky there was disappeared shortly after this shot. And, again, WP is boosting the reds in this. Grrrr