There are a few trees in town that have become my favorites over these past 5 years and the maple on Atlantic Avenue near the Seaside park sign is among them.  I had gone out on Saturday in grey, flat light and found this tree to have reached almost peak foliage.  The weather was due to turn for the better the next morning and so I made the quick decision to wake up early and try to capture theist tree at peak foliage in better light.

I started off shooting around Doliber Cover and Little Harbor (come back Thursday and Friday for those shots) and then stopped at Old Town House (tomorrow’s image) before making my way to the Tree on the Avenue.  I found the maple to be even more red than I had remembered and the morning light was hitting it perfectly.

One of the first images I captured of this maple tree at peak foliage was the wide shot looking down Atlantic Avenue.  The quiet street allowed me to include the Star of the Sea church and the angle of the sun formed a nice sunstar reflecting off the flag pole.

I have another image of this tree that I’ll share on Wednesday.  Stay tuned…