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Leaves During the Autumnoid Paranoid

Autumn is coming. You can use all the fair climatic conditions during summer, but Autumn wins if you are looking for an environment of different new colors, so start loading many new kinds of Lomo films, because it’s time to get inspired by a huge color explosion!

Summer is cool because you can get all the advantages of having good light conditions, great reflections from the ground (in particular, if you are at the seaside, with a lot of reflecting sand), etc. During summer you don’t always have to think about the exposure, because there aren’t so much clouds in the sky, so you have time to focus on composition and not remember that you have to think about setting your camera for every frame you are going to shoot.

Unfortunately summer is ending, so what about autumn? In the months of September and October you have fair light condition (even though not so fair as in the summertime), but a new feature appears: leaves’ colors. In these months, trees start becoming less and less greenish and more colorful: red, yellow, and brown tones gradually appear day by day.

Since I had to change a tree in my garden, a friend of mine (who is a Garden Architect) suggested that I plant a tree type that I didn’t know before: Liquidambar. Obviously you should try to research if this kind of tree can live in your climatic area, but it’s a great kind of plant to photograph (better if there is an entire wood made by this). You can find this kind of tree in Northern America (in which it has its origins), but it is also planted in Italy, where I live.

What’s so peculiar about Liquidambar? It changes color a lot of times during autumn: it starts from green during summer and then goes yellowish, exploding orange, deep red, and brown. It’s the perfect kind of tree which you can photograph with a color Lomo film!

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written by yopanic

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