Tips For Taking Great Fall Scenic Pictures

Fall Sale on 14" x 20" - 20" x 30" Metallic Enlargements




Dear Subscriber,

Are you planning to take pictures of the changing leaves this Fall? It's pretty tough not to get a beautiful picture. Still, there's always room for improvement.

My son, David, took these pictures during a recent trip to New Hampshire and Vermont that included a select group of photo enthusiasts. The trip was sponsored by Dale Photo & Digital and Leica Camera.

I'll be using David's beautiful photos to offer some suggestions you can use in your own photography.


Fall Sale on 14" x 20" to 20" x 30" Metallic Enlargements - 20% Off

No paper shows off the brilliance of Fall colors better than Kodak's Metallic paper.

So we're going to be reducing the prices of our big Metallic enlargements by 20% from now through Thanksgiving weekend. You can take advantage of this sale whether you shoot Fall colors or not!

See the details at the end of this newsletter.

I hope you'll find these tips useful.

Best regards,

Tip #1: Follow the Mist

One of the best times to take pictures as the seasons change is in the early morning or when there is mist in the air.

The Rule of Thirds Is Used Vertically With the Image Cut in Half Horizontally

A Meandering Road Leads the Eye

Mist desaturates color and allows subtle shape and design to come through.


Notice how David has used the softness of the mist to create a feeling of serenity in all of these pictures.

A Lifting Morning Mist Frames This Composition From Above

Tip #2: Use Perspective

Perspective creates strong images and carries the viewer's eye into your pictures.

Perspective From the Rails and Water Bring All Visual Elements Together

Mild Perspective Gives A Sense of Size to the Covered Bridge


Tip #3: Take Advantage of Water's Unique Visual Qualities

Water is exciting in its movement...
An Exposure Time of 1.5 Seconds On A Tripod



...and it's ability to reflect brilliant Fall colors.

A Tripod Helped Produce a Needle-Sharp Picture at 1/50th Second

Tip #4: Tell A Story in a Single Frame

Peacham, Vermont
City dwellers tend to think of towns, farms and countryside as separate entities. This picture brings all these elements together as a single image. The yellowing trees give the picture a sense of time.

Tip #5: Use Color Combined With Pattern For Strong Compositions

Color can be used to delineate your main subject. Work the color together with interesting shapes and you'll get stunning pictures. 

Here subtle background colors and shape bring out the strong visual pattern of the barn:

While this picture uses an enhanced blue sky to give a dramatic look to the pure white steeple:

Woodstock, Vermont


Tip #6: Take Pictures of Manmade Structures That Have Strong Design Elements
Note the Repeating Pattern on the Bridge

Beautiful shapes are everywhere that people build. Here are a some good examples where David was able to mix nature with aesthetically pleasing structures. 

The Fence Design Adds Interest to This Picture


Within The Repeating Shapes Are Textures and Colors

The Color and Shadows From the Tree and the Symetry of the Building Make a Great Composition



20% Off Sale
20% Discount on Online Orders For All Kodak Metallic Enlargements
From 14" x 20" - 20" x 30" 

Kodak's professional metallic paper has a reflective coating beneath the color dyes. This amazing paper produces a nearly 3D effect that's ideal for brilliant fall colors.

Be sure to take advantage of our Fall Sale and try Metallic paper for yourself!

Order on

  • Just place your order! All prices for our big enlargements have been reduced by 20%.
    • Metallic Print sizes 14" x 20", 16" x 20", 20" x 24" and 20" x 30"
  • You may have your prints mailed^ to you or pick them up in our Hollywood, Florida store.
Or (pros or computer-oriented amateurs)...

Order on via Our ROES Software:
  • Order as you normally would for either lab or studio corrected enlargements.
  • Our regular low prices will show online but will be reduced in our lab by 20% prior to billing.
This sale starts today and ends at midnight of Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, November 27, 2011.

^Orders sent to you from our laboratory via U.S. First Class and Priority Mail will usually arrive at your home in 2 - 4 days ... no matter where you live in the U.S. (Not much longer for Canada.)


Here in Florida we don't get to see a changing of the leaves. (Of course we don't get the snowy days that follow, either.)

So, I hope you'll give us the opportunity to print some of your best pictures.

We promise to do our best to make your prints and enlargements as good as they can be.

You snap the pictures ... we'll do the rest!

Best wishes,

Dale Farkas
President, &
(Online services of Dale Laboratories)

Questions? Call (800) 327-1776. We're here to help!


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