We had arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine, just a day or two after the peak of the Fall color. It was still beautiful. I wasn’t complaining and there is so much else to photograph there besides the leaves. On the very last day, while prowling around an area known for an extensive bright red blueberry patch, we encountered this lone tree of flaming orange leaves. I actually thought of desaturating this image because people wouldn’t believe the color. Even in the drizzling rain, the shock of contrasting colors was incandescent, even searing.

Note: I’m not sure but I think it’s some variety of Maple. I’m not even sure it can be called one tree since there are a great many trunks. Because they are growing from one point (maybe an old single stump?) and the color of the leaves is consistent, I’m calling it a tree.

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