Clear sky seemed to be the norm for Vermont and after the fog burned off it was a bluebird day.
Took a hike in the area around Smugglers Notch. This is a neat area north of Stowe with some good rugged trails. The colors were blazing gold in the trees and with the weather being sunny and warm. As we hiked I realized this was probably going to be the last of the nice warm sunny weather. In a few weeks the leaves will fall and it will get cold. Snow is going to happen with the next several days.
So as I walked and occasionally made images I looked at it as the end of the season for them as the woods basked in the glory of autumn and winter lurking just around the bend.
Here are a couple from the notch area forest. Both are fisheye images. You might think that the fisheye would not go with a clear sky day in the forest as that "breaks" all the rules about forest photography.
However I found the expansive view really captured the essence
of being in the autumn woods. I might add the capabilities of a RAW file to recover highlights and bring up the darkest of the shadows helps too. Just a few sliders in the computer and a very decent image appears.
So as the calendar slides from fall to winter, I have some images of the glory of fall in the Vermont woods.