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It is really very much comforting to your eyes when see the fall colour. At the same time, it is very much frustrating to me when I fail to capture the temperature of the fall colour, in particular, when I try to cover the contrast over a large area. Any tips??

In summer, trees produce chlorophyll and sugar during cooking (photosynthesis). Chlorophyll are green pigments which make the leaves green. They use sugar for growth and also do not forget to store for future like us. The shortening days and cool nights of autumn trigger changes in the tree. This restricts the flow of nutrition into leaves and hence leaf decline to produce Chlorophyll anymore. This causes change in colour. The presence of carotene in the leaves changes the colour from green to bright yellow as do the leaves of birch and hickory. The higher concentration of sugar in leaves produce anthocyanins which causes yellow leaves into red like red maples, red oaks. This is the chemistry of autumn colour.

This photo has been cropped, reduced the light, and adjusted the saturation little bit. In the workshop find the same photo with no saturation adjustment.

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