By Mark McConville
AS WINTER beckons one photographer captured the last of the autumn leaves, revealing vivid colour patterns.
Incredible images show aerial shots of a forest with a lake, a solitary black asphalt road and a river breaking up the red, yellow and orange colours of the leaves.
Other stunning shots show how buildings and vehicles blend into the colourful surroundings as a red Ford pick-up truck is pictured along a forest lane while a red and yellow house matches the trees around it.
The amazing photographs were taken in New England, USA by photographer and film maker Kyle Finn Dempsey (25) from Western Massachusetts, USA.
“I’ve wanted to capture New England fall at its very best for a long time,” he said.
“This year was the first time I’ve been home and focused on doing so. I want to share the autumnal beauty I grew up in with the rest of the world.
“The images I captured this fall were mainly aerial. I wanted to show a unique perspective on places that haven’t been seen by many people, never mind from up above.
“I looked for interested patterns, landscapes and textures that were all brought to life via a rich fall palette. I also love capturing homesteads and back roads, as those remind me of a New England fall more than anything.”
Kyle took the photographs with a Canon 5dIII while he used a DJI Inspire pro black edition drone for the aerial shots.
He explained why he loves to capture the beauty of autumn and how using a drone can help get those lesser-seen perspectives.
“I love shooting in the fall because it’s much more than just taking pictures of pretty looking leaves,” added Kyle.
“It’s about finding the sections of colour where there are numerous shades, different textures, and unexplained vibrancy. Most people would have told you this fall was one of the worst they can remember, yet I have images that prove the exact opposite because I went to spots that no one else even knew existed.
“I’ve never seen such fall vibrancy as I did this season, but all of it was off the beaten path. I love aerial photography in particular because it gives such a refreshing and exhilarating perspective to a scenario that would otherwise seem average.
“It’s not about tossing your drone up as high as possible and shooting straight down, but rather using it as a tool to get a few feet higher than you could with your hands, and those extra feet make all the difference.
“The message I tried to convey was that there’s beauty in the places you least expect. While everyone was saying this fall was lame and dull, I was showing people that all they have to do it look a little harder. Appreciate the small scenes of colour.
“Not everywhere is going to be full bloom, but there are little patches of fall paradise here and there that you can appreciate if you look hard enough.”