Autumn Kaleidoscope, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Here's another from my wonderful day trip to Shenandoah National Park. Most of the leaves in the higher elevations had fallen off, but here in this tiny section I found one of the most amazing combinations of lichen, tree trunks, and color that I've ever had the pleasure to witness. By standing far away and using a telephoto lens to compress all of the trunks together, I managed to show most of the scene without any distracting elements being able to creep in. Many people prefer a simpler forest scene, but I really love the organic, messy feeling of a forest with lots of "stuff" going on.

Autumn Kaleidoscope, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States.