As November bought autumn color to north Texas, I began to make more trips to the West Fork of the Trinity River.
There are several spots I know where the trees along the river turn will display fiery fall colors. Being able to add that splash of fall color to an image of the river is something I look forward to all year.
Summer is a long season in Texas. It is also a very green season. After those many months of summer green, the tints of yellow are a welcome sign of the fall. Then when the trees turn gold, or red, or orange, it is truly a fantastic way to see the river.
The West Fork of the Trinity River cuts through the limestone that underlies Fort Worth and I try to find those sections where the river winds across a rock bed.
Put the fall colors with a rocky river bed and I think there is the potential for a good image.
I usually like to be down on the river and try to frame the water and trees with a sunrise. However, when the days are cloudy or clear I will try to take a higher view where I can look down on the scene and leave out the sky.
This year in my walks along the West Fork I photographed as much from above as down along the river. The colors were good in 2013 and I was able to capture the cottonwoods, and red oaks in full autumn glory along the Trinity.