IN THE FIELD: Before The Storm 2
This past weekend I ventured out to capture some autumn color before the hurricane swept through the area.
Before even leaving our property, I stopped to photograph the spirea bushes in one of our garden beds. They always put on a spectacular show of flowers in the spring, and in the fall the leaves turn brilliant orange and red.
Tuesday morning I headed outside and walked the property to asses the damage from the storm. It was still windy and raining, but the majority of the storm had passed. And just as I figured, the wind and torrential rain had stripped the bush of all it’s leaves. I’m glad we were able to enjoy the marvelous color for a week or so this autumn season.
I composed this shot with one of our cherry laurels in the foreground to add some balance in color and contrast.
Photo specs 80mm, 1/30th @ f8