Monday, October 19, 2015

The Difference a Few Days Makes

A fully green giant maple tree, viewed from the edge of the driveway a week and a half ago. This is a before photo of the fall foliage change. by chris gardiner photography www.cgardiner.ca
A big maple tree in front of our place on October 7th at Sunset. (the Before Pic)
Fall. Blink and you may miss the colours change.  I used to try to fly home from the west for the changing of the leaves, but it's always peaking at slightly different times of the year, and is not around for long when it does happen.   This post will show you a before and after style comparison of just how quickly it can go from a late summer feel to a deep fall feel.


The first photo is our before photo, obviously. October 7th, a nice sunset view shot from the end of the driveway.   I shot this because I liked the light, not because I had this before and after type of post in mind for later. I didn't even know how soon the leaves would be changing when I shot this.

Fast forward ten days, October 17th, and there you go; the photo you see below. The same maple in a deep orange-yellow photographed at the same time of day. If I had a photo of one day later, you wouldn't even see most of those beautiful yellow leaves because the wind has pulled them down already.

A fully golden yellow giant maple tree, viewed from the edge of the driveway ten days after the "before" photo.. This is an after photo of the fall foliage change. by chris gardiner photography www.cgardiner.ca
That same big maple tree in front of our place on October 17th at Sunset (the after pic)
I actually never realized myself just how quickly this sort of thing happened, which has helped me make a plan for next fall - two weeks next October with no plans but free time to chase the peak of the change as it travels across this part of our beautiful province of Ontario.

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