Until I moved to New Jersey six years ago, I never fully understood what it was like to live through actual seasons. In California, although it snowed from time to time and although there certainly was a spring and autumn feel to the foothills every year, it was not the same as the shifting between summer and winter (and the in between) that exists in the northeast of the country. It was this little caveat that first sparked my interest last year in photographing various foliage around my area.
Of course, I am by no means a professional photographer and the best camera I own is the camera I use for vlogging things for my YouTube channel. Thus, this is still a relatively new hobby of mine. However, since most of these photographs are for my own enjoyment, memory and side projects, I am quite fine with the way they have turned out so far.
Of course, right now it is in the middle of winter in New Jersey and I also have a lot of travel for work coming up shortly so my opportunities to photograph nature scenes may be limited. We also have not received too much snow this winter so perhaps I shall have to wait until another time to try and get some good “snow” shots.
For now, however, photographing these scenes has been quite enlightening. Perhaps in a few years I will get a dedicated camera for capturing even better images (a DSLR would be great). Until then, I will make due enjoying the sights and recording the memories as I discover them.