As a professional photographer visiting family at Maple Grove, Minnesota during the peak season of fall foliage colors, I enjoy bringing my Nikon d800 camera for a hike at Elm Creek Park Preserve.
So nice to see and photograph the brilliant tree colored reflections early morning as if a landscape was painted and ready to frame. The early morning fog helps add distance to the landscape, steadied by a tripod for bracketing exposures to create colorful HDR images.
As you walk the the trails near Elm Creek you see all types of trees, some are labeled by the park for identification. Many have beautiful colorful branches touching the water.
The best showing of glowing golden-orange-crimson fall colors are right here in central United States at Elm Creek Park Preserve, Maple Grove, Minnesota.
It’s fun as a artist hunting for seasonal peak colors eager to see and photograph the many variety of hues October has to offer in Minnesota. There are so many lakes and parks to choose from as trees reaching their color peaks.
Mixed coniferous and deciduous forests have shown a wide array of color for only one to two weeks, making these peak times for good for a fall color road trip.
Look into checking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fall color finder for the latest updates across Minnesota.