Matador Goods editor and photojournalist Lola Akinmade takes us on a photographic tour of her neighborhood in Maryland to watch the leaves turn.
1. Watching the vivid fiery colors of fall doesn't always mean journeying all the way up to New England. For me, grabbing a camera and just walking out the front door meant walking right into a vibrant wave of color.
2. As autumn comes, gearing us up for winter, the bright red berries begin to shrivel and fall.
3. It always blows my mind how regal-looking trees adorned with vibrant orange leaves....
8. As the sun begins to set (one of the best times for snapping photos), this Braeburn apple-colored tree with its perfect mix of greens and reds casts long, elegant shadows.
Braeburn apple-colored tree
9. Just steps from the Braeburn apple-colored tree, I stumbled across this classic snapshot of autumn -- a set of three trees, each representing the various stages and shades of color as the leaves change.
10. Though spring remains my favorite season because it signifies rebirth and new life, I pay due homage to autumn for the spectacular displays that signify a different journey -- one of transition, getting us all ready for the dark troughs of winter.
11. In the lowlight of sunset, my husband took this covert silhouette shot while I was temporarily engrossed in a nearby soccer game.