An Anxious Quest for Fall

Exploring the tranquil lakeside.

I was anxious that I hadn't photographed fall in the area, so I decided to visit the Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton Township to photograph the picturesque treeline at the lake.

I began my photography walk at the southern edge of the artificial lake. The early morning sun radiated a warm glow. It seemed the perfect day for capturing some fall colour. My focus was on the trees bordering the lake's edge. I set up my Fuji X-T3 on the tripod with the XF16-55mF2.8 R LM WR lens and a Hoya PROND1000 filter. I wanted long exposures with silky smooth water.

Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve · October 22, 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

I strolled north along the eastern side of the James Sayen Trail (green markers) that loops around the lake, frequently stopping to take photographs. The snail would win if a landscape photographer and a snail were in a race. 🙂

Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve · October 22, 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Each step revealed a new perspective, a fresh angle, and an opportunity to freeze time in a frame.

Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve · October 22, 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

I fine-tuned my photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Luminar AI to enhance the colours and highlight the details.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.

14 thoughts on “An Anxious Quest for Fall”

  1. What a beautiful looking area. Great pictures.

    1. Hi Rob, thank you. Happy Holy Days to you.

  2. Egídio says:

    Wow! Those reflections are mesmerizing, Khürt. Nicely captured.

  3. Amy says:

    Beautifully captured! Love these two red leave, especially.
    Good to carry your tripod.

  4. Wind Kisses says:

    I am a little jealous. Stunning scenery and brilliantly captured by you Khurt.

  5. babsje says:

    Khurt, I appreciate the growth in your photography over the past few years. Wonderful images!

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