I love all the colors of the trees during this season. I drive around amazed by the beauty that surrounds us. It is like looking at a fine painting. The bright yellows seem to illuminate the area all around. When I see these beautiful trees, surrounded by their fallen leaves, I want to have my family sitting in the middle of those leaves for a portrait. I love outdoor photography and always want a great family portrait outside. As I am driving my kids around I will see different settings that would make great portrait sites; a rustic fence, a big tree, piles of leaves, abandoned buildings. I can see the set-up and know the time of day that would provide perfect lighting. I am always taking those beautiful shots in my mind.
I took this shot above after I dropped Logan off at Scouts. His leader lives down a long driveway and this tree is in the neighbors yard. I just had to stop and whip out my little point and shoot camera and capture this scene.
In my backyard I have a little bit of this yellow, a rustic swing, and some cute kids. I was making dinner and saw this photo in my mind as I looked out the window. One of the kids is missing, Jon was at church for Mutual. He would have whined about being in the picture anyway. I aspire to be a great outdoor photographer. However, it is all in my mind for now.