Autumn, Reflected

Part of my photowalk after work this past Wednesday took me to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. I hadn’t been there since I was a kid until my wedding photographer took my bride-to-be and I there for our engagement photos this summer. It’s an absolutely beautiful park right along the river and I was lucky enough to catch it before all the autumn colors disappeared for the year.

I shot the scene below about 6 or 7 times with different lenses and compositions hoping to capture the reflections of the Colonel James Walker House and the autumn colors in the most compelling way. This is something I need to do more often. For the majority of my photowalks I throw one lens on the camera and stick with that for the entire walk. This strategy has it’s merits, but doing this can also limit your creativity, and at the end of the day, you may have missed some interesting compositions that may have been had with a different lens.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, 40mm, F 16, ISO 100, 5 Exposures

John Tammaro - October 10, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Beautiful shot. The reflections and color are a plus. I always hit 2 to 3 sanctuarys when I visit my folks. Never pass an opportunity.

Heath O'Fee - October 12, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Thanks very much, John! The sanctuary is definitely a must visit in the fall, such beautiful colours!