Monday, December 21, 2015
Hike 2015.085B -- Oak Glen, Fall Color
Couldn't quite get the color right. I shot with the camera set to auto balance, shade, and cloudy, but none quite got the color right. The shade version was closest to what I saw, but still a little warmer than I saw. Still, definitely gets the mood, right.
Incidentally, this was a relatively recent trick I learned. It's what happens when I never actually read the manual. Didn't occur to me until around then (several years after I bought the camera) that I thought to experiment with those different white balance settings.
Most visits to Los Rios Rancho, I walk the circuit of trails. This usually does entail a walk through Oak Knoll Park, and the oak tree boughs that span over the park are always photogenic, as well.
Something else different on this trip was that I saw some chestnuts, growing on trees. Didn't know they grew chestnuts here. I don't know what chestnut trees look like, so it wasn't until I saw the nuts on the tree that I realized what kind of tree it was.
I hiked about two miles this day, about one mile short of my usual minimum. But I did get to go home with lots of apples and apple cider. ;D