I’m not usually into nature photography—I like taking pictures of people best—but twice a year, I’m happy to grab my prime micro lens and say “hi” to mother nature: in the spring for the Ottawa Tulips Festival and in the fall to take pictures of the stunning fall foliage colours.
We are lucky to live in Eastern Canada because this dazzling display of fall is a fairly regional phenomenon. There is a scientific explanation for this natural process: as it gets colder, trees stop synthesizing chlorophyll in their leaves and nutrients from the old leaves are stored for the winter in the tree’s trunks, stems and roots. Meanwhile, the leaves reveal their brilliant underlying colours, from a deep yellow to a bright red.
You can see all the Fall pictures on the Ottawa (Fall) set on Flickr.