Photo by Theresa DiMenno

Photographer Theresa DiMenno encountered this scene of bald cypress and box elder maple trees along the Guadalupe River near the Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels last November. “Fall is my favorite season in general,” says DiMenno, who lives in Austin. “The sky seems bluer, and I’m drawn to the contrast of leaves against sky.” She noticed this spot at the end of a day she’d spent searching for fall colors along River Road. It was after sunset, so she used a tripod and slow shutter speed to take the picture. “This enabled me to get the correct exposure since it was dark and also to capture the smooth flow of the water,” she says.

From the October 2020 issue

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