Here in Kentucky, this is the time of year when hunting season is so popular. In fact, it is so popular, I’ve heard stories of phases of construction projects being put on hold due to the fact that contractors have trouble reliably finding people to work this time of year, rather than being out if the field hunting or up in a deer stand.
I am a hunter too, although not the type you are thinking of. I am not out on a quest for a 10 point buck or a fat wild turkey. My passion this time of year is chasing light (or sometimes, the lack of light) and that beautiful fall foliage. Yes, this is my hunting season too…hunting the bright yellow, orange and red leaves. This is the time of year that the trees make their one last heroic display of beautiful colors before they head into a winter slumber.
As a scenic landscape photographer, this is the time of year I can’t wait for, only it always passes by too quickly. I am not armed with a Winchester 30-30 or an American 30-06, but rather a Canon loaded with a 16-35mm barrel for those wide sweeping landscapes or a 70-200mm to isolate a small area of bright color.
Whether you are hunting that trophy game or a prized photograph of nature’s colorful expressions, just enjoy this time of year with the perfect temperatures and amazing display of natural wonders.
The above image was taken on Jacks Creek Pike, Fayette County, Lexington, KY
Until next time...Happy Hunting!!