One recent morning, I wandered about with my camera. My main intent was to photograph the banners of which I posted two days ago. But with camera already in hand, I took a few other photos too.
This first one was behind townhall before I began shooting the banners. There were a few remaining maple leaves clinging to the branches of a small tree, so I focused on them and let the background go out of focus. The river and houses on the other side form the background. I like the result.
After taking the memorial banner photos, I drove to the little park near us.
I knew there were tamarack (or larch) trees in colour and wanted to see what sort of photo I could get. Although they are coniferous trees, tamaracks turn colour and drop their leaves (needles) like broad-leaved deciduous trees.
I went to the other side of the bridge (in the above photo) and shot back toward the bridge through the tamarack branches.
This first photo was shot at f10 (small aperture) focusing on the branch. You can see the bridge clearly although it is out of focus (this is a good thing).
At a wider aperture of f4 you can barely make out the bridge at all even though it is a similar shot to the one above (although cropped and processed differently).
It has turned very cold here with nighttime frosts. I don't expect to find much more colour for a long time.