There were so many excellent Fall color photos this year, so they dominate this list. This was taken near Tumalo Falls near Bend, Oregon. This is part of several series of Oregon Fall photos and there others tied for first with this one – maybe better for full on color, but the path in the photo really helps make it interesting.
A real surprise – taken next door at home – our neighbors smoke tree. Proves you can find beauty in your own back yard. I couldn’t believe how many different colors this short tree (bush?) Had. There are at least a handful of others in this series tied with this one.
There was a gutter in the street in Moraga that caught my eye on a bike ride and was a tree that turned color early. By itself it was awesome, but I really liked the treated version. This is because many times even the best photo falls short of what our eyes see in the original scene.