As Arnold Kaplan pointed out in his item about good spots in Vermont to shoot foliage, it's the season to try to capture those vivid colors in interesting ways. Over the next few weeks e-mail your best fall foliage shots and I'll post them. Meanwhile, here's a sample of photos from the Globe's photography staff that may help you think about how to shoot these classic pictures in interesting ways.
In the photo above, for example, Mark Wilson used the sharp contrast of the reddish-orange leaves and the white birch to create a striking image. John Blanding did the same in this shot:
Often, including another element in your shot helps lend context, balance, or just some interest to the photo, as in these shots:
on the Williams College campus. (Globe Photo/John Tlumacki/File 2006)
(Globe Photo/John Tlumacki/File 1995)
(Globe Photo/John Tlumacki/File 2000)
If you own a wide-angle lens, you can get pretty creative, as David L. Ryan did:
(Globe Photo/David L. Ryan/File 1997)
Don't take all of your foliage shots from a distance. The following photos demonstrate that getting up close can have tremendous impact.
(Globe Photo/Bill Greene/File 2000)
in Minuteman National Historic Park. (Globe Photo/Mark Wilson/File 2003)
And finally, sometimes the best shot comes not from shooting foliage directly, but rather capturing its reflected glory:
with the colors of fall foliage. (Globe Photo/John Tlumacki/File 2000)