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img_1880-copy-1This photograph was taken 2 years ago in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.  It is a border town between Ontario, Canada and Michigan.  I never saw such a beautiful display of autumn than during that one week we visited.  Being from California, we do not see the full array of autumn colors.

I love autumn because of the vibrant colors during the changing of the leaves.  No other time during the year can we see such bright and vibrant colors.  The scenery comes alive with autumn.

As a photographer, this is the best time to shoot outdoors and capture the bright colors.

This is a sugar maple leaf photographed during the peak fall season.  The leaf was backlit with the sunlight coming from behind which made the colors more vivid.  I positioned myself so the sun came behind the leaf to draw out the colors.  Positioning is important to get the true colors to show in your photo.

I took the photograph with my Canon EOS 70D camera using EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens.  This is a very sharp lens which produces excellent bokeh effect in the background.

What is bokeh?  Bokeh is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph rendered by a particular lens.

Hope you can appreciate Autumn like I do.  Try to take photographs with this type of backlit positioning to improve your Fall photos to show off the bright colors of the season.