We had a frost last night–the first really hard frost of the season. Some parts of Iowa got measurable snow, but we didn’t. And I am fine with that.
We have had a misty, cool day today. I noticed that the colors of the leaves were particularly bright in the fading light, so I wandered around with my camera.
The battery in my camera was low, and I was afraid I might not be able to take many photos. It would have been better to use a tripod, but the low battery sort of ruled that option out. Digital cameras are more susceptible to battery problems than the old film cameras were, and I was not sure how many shots I had.
Had I used the tripod, I might have tried to increase the depth-of-field with this photo. I am pretty sure that would have been a mistake, in retrospect.
Maybe I got lucky. Maybe I hit it at just the right time, and would have lost the light had I taken more time.