A rare Saturday post brought about in large part to the great conditions I found when shooting on October 17th.  I had planned one shot for that day but had scouted out a number of other possible spots and found great colors at each point.  The early morning light helped a great deal as did the circular polarizer which allowed me to cut down on light reflecting off the leaves and bring more vibrancy to the images.

This was taken across from the post office along The Path.  The toughest decision was whether to isolate the tree from the graffiti covered structure in the foreground.  I decided to leave it both to help place the tree in a familiar spot along the Path and to serve as a contrast – the bright tree in full color vs the monotone graffiti in the shadows.