Just like the falling leaves, Orah Moore doesn't spend much time in one spot these days. The Morrisville photographer is constantly on the move trying to capture fall as it's falling. And her work is breathtaking.
But you don't have to be a professional photographer to shoot images like hers. The trick to the trade starts with knowing how much to shoot.
"When you're here looking at the entire landscape... but really, too much," she said.
The sky is also very important. Blue sky makes for a great backdrop. Gray sky does not.
"The first one was the mountain with that beautiful muted blue, and we moved over so the leaves were against the very white sky, so background makes a huge difference. A huge difference," she explained.
Composition is also key. Sometimes the leaves aren't what make a good foliage photo, but rather it's that one extra detail that makes an ordinary picture extraordinary. Sharp contrasts also add a nice touch. And you don't always have to look up to find a good picture, sometimes the best images are beneath you.
If you don't have a good lens, don't worry. That just means you have to become the telephoto lens.
"I'm going to include a telephone pole when I want it to be there. I don't want it to be, oh my gosh, there's a gorgeous picture, do I want to take this picture with the telephone pole in it? Yes, of course," Moore said.
And the beauty of shooting fall foliage is no matter your skill or the camera, you really can't go wrong. Mother Nature is a beauty queen that looks good even on a bad day.
"It's pretty incredible; the yellows, the reds, the oranges," Moore said. "There's not much I don't like shooting out here."
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