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Skyline Drive Color 2 by afagen

The time is here when the green shades of summer transform into fall’s multiple shades of red, orange, and yellow, definitely one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s time to break out your favorite sweaters, your corduroys, and over the last week, your umbrellas and rain coats.  I may not have time to visit Skyline drive this year, but luckily Flickrite Afagen was there to capture this beautiful photo of the foliage for us.  Seeing this shot makes me want to hop on my cafe racer motorcycle (which I have yet to acquire) to take a ride through the beautiful hues of autumn, stirring the leaves as I rumble by.

One key ingredient to getting a nice shot of the fall colors is having a good set of filters.  On a sunny day you’ll definitely need a UV filter to cut through the haze.  You might also try using a warming filter to give the colors, well, a warmer feel.  There are numerous vantage points to shoot from along Skyline drive.  The hard part is finding a time when the colors have peaked and the crowds have not.  The good news is, like the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms, if you miss your chance to photograph the fall foliage this year, there’s a good chance it will happen again next year.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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