I have been trying to get a decent photo of this tree in our yard for over a week, now. The colors have been simply gorgeous! Previous photos turned out disappointing because the colors seemed to bleed together into a massive blob. Today, I tried something different. I had read online that using a polarized lens filter can help reduce the glare of autumn foliage. Since my camera is only a point and shoot, I have no way to change lenses. Instead, I had to get a little creative. I shot this photo while holding my sunglasses directly in front of the camera’s lens. I was amazed to see that it actually helped cut out a lot of the glare, even though I still didn’t get that nice blue sky I was looking for. I’ll keep experimenting, but this one is far better than my previous attempts.
What other non-conventional, creative methods have you guys used to capture interesting shots?