Autumn colors vary from year to year. Sometimes leaves change color early and sometimes later. Moccasin Lake is in Hiawatha National Forest south of Munising, Michigan. The lake is noteworthy because it has two periods of peak color. How is this possible? Early in the color season the maple trees turn crimson, which produces brilliant-red reflections in the lake. Eventually the maple leaves fall to the ground and then the aspens turn bright yellow fully ten days later creating an entirely different color show. Nikon D300, Nikon 24–70mm lens at 36mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/25 second, Cloudy WB, Manual exposure mode, and backbutton focusing. Today ...

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