"Vision Quest" - Autumn Reflections, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia

Hi there! I've been really busy traveling this past month and have many new images to share. My goal as I began my series of autumn trips this year was to change my mindset. During previous trips I had a lot of trouble calming my mind. It is hard to transition from fast-paced modern society to a relaxed mental state in only a few short days. By actively thinking about my goal, however, I found some success and felt much more patient and managed to work in a methodical and slow-paced way. No matter the light, I continued working and trying to create art. I firmly believe that there is a photograph to be made in all situations. Only a lack of creativity can hamper our vision.

"Vision Quest" - Submerged maple leaf, oil, and reflections. Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia.

Techs: Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/4 + 1.4xTC @ 176mm. .4 seconds, f/7.1, ISO 400.

This first image was taken in early October in the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia.