Fall Scenes in My Neighbourhood: A Photo Essay

Updated on November 30, 2017
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Simon's background is in biomedical and health science. He also writes about fashion, nature, and photography.

Fall is a Beautiful Time of Year

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. I don't even have to travel very far to see the colourful autumn foliage. Close to my place are wooded areas and parks with many trees. I love to go to these spots to take photos of the fall colours. In this photo essay, you will find images of fall in my neighbourhood in Kingston, Ontario.

Backlit Trees
Backlit Trees | Source

Backlit Trees

This photo was taken in a wooded area right beside a small park in my neighbourhood. It was captured in October, around the early part of fall. As you can see the leaves are just turning yellow.

What I love about this photo is the backlighting that illuminates the yellow and green leaves. It creates this lovely, and soft coloured light.

I also like the vertical lines the trees impart onto the photo. These lines draw your eyes from the top of the photo to the bottom or vice versa.

This photo is somewhat unique in that it's a landscape photo but with swallow depth of field. I've broken the rule of using deep depth of field in a landscape here. You can see that the tree trunks in the foreground is in sharp focus. Everything else is out of focus. It's certainly different not to use deep of field in a landscape. I think the photo still looks interesting.

Bicoloured Leaves
Bicoloured Leaves | Source

Bicoloured Leaves

I believe these leaves belong to a panicle dogwood shrub, but I am not 100% certain. They were found in a wooded area behind my place. The photo was taken in early fall around October. You can see that the colours in the leaves are in transition. Half is green, and half has changed to purple. I was drawn to the bicoloured leaves and thought they looked fascinating and unique.

Sumac Leaves
Sumac Leaves | Source

Sumac Leaves

I took this photo of sumac leaves in the same area I found the bicoloured leaves. This particular sumac had already changed colours. I love the yellow and orange colours of these leaves. They represent the fall colours very well.

I also love bokeh on the left side. You can see there are lovely circular bokeh in the space next to the leaves.

What I don't like about this photo is that the focus is slightly off. Here only the terminal leaf is in focus, whereas the other foreground leaves are blurry. I think this photo would have worked better if the foreground leaves were in sharp focus too.

Fiery Maple Leaves
Fiery Maple Leaves | Source

Fiery Maple Leaves

This maple tree wasn't found in the wooded areas like the others. It was in a residential area close to my place. I was immediately drawn to the fiery reds of this maple tree. I knew I had to take a photo of it for its intense colour.

You can see here I found a patch of green leaves, not yet turned red. I framed it so that the red leaves would surround it. By doing this, the green really stands out. I didn't realize until after I downloaded the photos that there was another patch of green leaves to the upper right of the photo. This sort of steals the thunder from the centre green leaves.

Airbrushed | Source


Here was a small maple tree that I found in a park close to the wooded area in my neighbourhood. This particular photo of it has interesting perspective. I placed my camera right against the small trunk of the tree and took the picture of the small branch. This caused the left side of the photo to be blurry, making it look like it was airbrushed.

I like the lines created in this photo. You can see that the trunk eventually splits into three large branches. This pattern of three lines is repeated in the small little branch with the three leaf stalks. It's clear that lines play a crucial role in this particular photo.

Winged Burning Bush
Winged Burning Bush | Source

Winged Burning Bush

I spotted these bright pink purplish leaves from a distant against the brown and greenish background of the woods. I believe these are winged burning bush leaves, but I'm not completely sure.

I was immediately captivated by their intense colour. You can see that their colour is out of this world, almost fluorescent like a pink highlighter.

It was a windy day when I took these pictures. So I had to take many photos to get the ones that weren't blurry due to the moving leaves. I thought this photo really showed how brilliant the colours of the leaves are set against the darker background.

Beauty Close to Home

Within steps of my place, I found fall's beautiful colours. I am lucky to live in a neighbourhood surrounded by wooded areas and parks. I was able to find and photograph pretty landscapes and splendid close ups of beautiful fall foliage. The colours we have seen range from yellow, to orange, to red, to pink, to purple. All the warm colours were seen. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the gorgeous colours of fall that I found close to home.


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    • Simon Lam profile imageAUTHOR

      Simon Lam 

      2 years ago

      Hi gs!

      Some of the brightest colours come out in the fall. Thank you for your kind words! I really appreciate it!

      Take care!

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      2 years ago

      Hi Simon

      Just wanted to comment on your beautiful photos of Autumn leaves, flowers and trees. I never knew that these colours existed in nature.

      They are just lovely and bursting with colour. Great job photographing these

      wonders of Nature.

    • Simon Lam profile imageAUTHOR

      Simon Lam 

      2 years ago

      Hi RTalloni!

      Thank you for visiting and for your positive feedback! It was my pleasure to share these photos. I really like the Airbrushed one as well. Thanks again for your comment!

      Take care!

    • Simon Lam profile imageAUTHOR

      Simon Lam 

      2 years ago

      Hi Linda!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comment! Yes, I agree the pink leaves are very pretty! Thanks again for your feedback!

      Take care!

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      2 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the beauty of the foliage in your area. Your pice title Airbrushed is particularly striking, but all are stellar.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your comments about them very much. The pink leaves are beautiful!

    • Simon Lam profile imageAUTHOR

      Simon Lam 

      2 years ago

      Hi Chitrangada!

      Thank you for visiting and for your positive feedback! That is too bad you don't get to experience fall colours in India. You will have to visit Canada one day and see the beautiful colours in person. Thanks again for your comment!

      Take care!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great article and such beautiful colours in all your pictures!

      A well presented article, that is informative as well. We don’t see leaves changing into such colours, here in India. So, I am enlightened by your interesting information about fall scenes.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Simon Lam profile imageAUTHOR

      Simon Lam 

      2 years ago

      Hi Diana!

      Thank you for reading my hub and for your comment. I love the access to nature where I live. I agree mother nature never disappoints us with her art work. She is always so beautiful!

      Take care!

    • Diana Lee profile image

      Diana L Pierce 

      2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      It surely must be pretty where you live. Mother nature never disappoints us with her art work.


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