Yellow On Red

I love when colors naturally contrast so well in nature. While exploring around Lake Kawaguchiko near Mt Fuji in November, I found this yellow autumn leaf laying on top of a deep red bush. Thanks to the overcast sky, the lighting was perfect for the shot. Personally, I usually prefer overcast skies for shooting autumn colors. There are exceptions, but I’ve found that in the stronger light of a clear day, the colors can get blown out and shadows become harsh, such that shooting close up like this becomes nearly impossible. It depends somewhat on what you’re trying to shoot of course, but my point is, don’t put away the camera just because it’s cloudy!

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
Shot Info: f/1.8 | 1/1250 | ISO100 | 50mm

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