It’s finally here!! The colours of autumn are at their prime in the Muskoka area so you know I had to drive back to Algonquin Provincial Park to capture the moment. And boy did the colours look amazing. So much had changed since we were last here – only 5 days ago.
Upriver from the bridge that we shot at a few days ago I took the photograph above and the one below. As beautiful as the river and the changing colours look the small world of mushrooms is beginning to really get going. Although you can find them all spring and summer, its the fall when you really see them flourish.
Below is a similar view of the bridge that I took five days ago except for a couple of things. Today we have bright blue skies making it a little more challenging for taking photographs during the day. Five days ago we had overcast skies so the contrast was more muted and we also had a drizzling rain which makes colours pop. This is why as a photographer you want to get out when it’s raining.
On the other side of bridge there are two shore paths on either side of river. We decided to stay on this side of the river but explore further downstream. Entering from the road we were greeted with a sea of red leaves. Looks like here a good portion of the leaves have made their way onto the ground. This can make tricky walking because you don’t always know what you are stepping on.
Of course it wasn’t long before I found some mushrooms along the path and this is where Nigel lost me. He continued down as I laid down into position to get the best possible view of these tiny fungi.
Too soon it was time to pack up the car and get back on the road but I was happy to have had two great trips out here this week. Sometimes I wish that Autumn lasted longer.