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sgogula
16th of September 2008 (Tue), 17:14
I am going to white mountains in new hampshire by the end of this month.

Could someone share fall foliage photography tips and spots for good pictures?

I have CPL and not sure if I should use it for fall pictures.

sparker1
16th of September 2008 (Tue), 17:21
The CPL can help saturate the leaf colors, but be careful not to get the sky too dark. Lots of places in that area are good, but I recommend the Kankamagus Highway in particular. Going to the top of Mt Washington is always an interesting experience, could be cold and nasty. Highway 16 north of Conway, and highway 302 by Crawford Notch SP are both good. Lots of waterfalls in that area.

sgogula
16th of September 2008 (Tue), 19:41
Thanks Stan. I am renting a condominium which is at Rt-16 and Rt-302 junction So, I would cover both the places and Mt Washington and Kankamagus are in my list.

I have total 11 GB cards and I am planning to shoot everything in RAW. would that be sufficient?

Any tips that you would like to share?

Keith Newton
16th of September 2008 (Tue), 21:00
I like to get out in the first and last couple of hours of the day for the magic light.

madhatter04
16th of September 2008 (Tue), 21:19
Sunrise or sunset, expose for the shadows, process for the highlights!

PhotosGuy
17th of September 2008 (Wed), 10:46
Don't forget to get some close-ups!
Fall Leaves 2007 (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=397479)

Picture North Carolina
18th of September 2008 (Thu), 06:37
Don't forget to get some close-ups!

Agree - good advice. Don't pass them up, but don't wholly take the usual "entire flaming tree" shots. Look for unique tight shots, even macros such as dew dripping off the tip of a leaf. Consider taking a little water spray bottle with you to make your own droplets on leaves, flowers, etc.

As to sunrise or sunset, both. Be out and ready at least one hour before sunrise and start with the pre-dawn light. If you can't do both, I choose sunrise. This time of year you get fog, dew, etc. in the mornings. They're added elements to work with.

sgogula
18th of September 2008 (Thu), 11:44
Don't forget to get some close-ups!
Fall Leaves 2007 (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=397479)

wow!!! pictures are amazing!!!! I will try to capture pictures similar to that..thanks for the link.

ComfortablyNumb
3rd of October 2008 (Fri), 12:41
I am going to white mountains in new hampshire by the end of this month.

Could someone share fall foliage photography tips and spots for good pictures?

I have CPL and not sure if I should use it for fall pictures.

wooo hooo...me headed the same way...me will be there Oct 9-12...good luck...

ComfortablyNumb
3rd of October 2008 (Fri), 13:33
Some more links for scenic drives

http://www.yankeefoliage.com/drives/

Interesting and interactive map that lets you see the foliage conditions and plan accordingly
http://foliage.visitnh.gov.ns1www.silvertech.net/index-flash.html