I was out hiking earlier this week and found myself surrounded by spectacular autumn colours. Huge rivers of yellow larch tress poured down the mountains into the green valleys below.
I was travelling light with only one camera and telephoto lens (as I always do when hiking). I struggled to capture the feel of the scene as I would have liked but I didn't get frustrated about what I couldn't shoot, I made the best of what I could. I made panoramic shots as I had no wide angle, and I worked hard on framing and composition on standard sized images.
It can be hard sometimes to see a great shot when there are so many good shots to be had. Situations like these are when I tend to think simply, I like to isolate a subject against an uncluttered background and 'pick out' the shot.
The adjacent image is one I had to work for and feel I got the reward for my efforts. This beautiful stark image captures the feel of the autumn into winter transition and is already a personal favourite.