Fall is a great time to make abstract images. The leaves changing colors are great subjects, wether you’re shooting macro or telephoto.
I have a trick that I use when making abstracts that some of you might find helpful.
I find a pond near colorful trees. Then, I use a super-telephoto zoom lens…in the case of these three images, the Sigma 300-800 zoomed from anywhere between 300 and 500mm.
Then, I toss a pebble into the water and look for ripples in the reflection. I zoom in on a cool pattern and fire away. I like to work at very small apertures. These images were all made at f/32 with shutter speeds ranging from 1/15th to 1/500th of a second.
The small angle of view of a super-telephoto zoom makes it easy to find small but interesting groupings.