I had just about given up on finding decent foliage shots in Marblehead this fall season and had felt reasonably happy with the recent shot at Redd’s Pond and the other of Brown’s Island. However, Saturday was just a beautiful day and, with the threat of rain Sunday, I decided to head out of the house a little before noon when I spotted clouds moving in.

My first stop was the small bridge at the end of Leggs Hill Road which offers a postcard view of Forest River. I had been scouting the foliage at this spot every morning as I take this back way to work and had been really happy with its progression. The only problem was the light was never quite right to bring out the color in the trees and grass.

On Saturday, the light was perfect and I stood on the bridge with more traffic than I expected to get this shot of Forest River foliage.