Autumn Sunshine After The Storm by Gene Walls

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A very fast moving thunderstorm had just ended. As the sun broke through the gray clouds above, this wondrous scene appeared before my eyes.

The air had been renewed, smelling wonderfully fresh. All of the dust and pollutants had been washed out of the atmosphere and off of the beautiful foliage, leaving this pristine vista begging to be captured for all time.

This photo was taken on October 20th from Strafford Street in the east end of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. It was shot handheld with a Canon EOS DSLR / EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at 21mm focal length, f/6.7 at 1/250 sec.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • vadim19
    vadim19over 5 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Gene Walls

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    Lovely comp and the color is beautiful!

  • Thank you very much!


    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago

    God greatest gift for our eyes. Wonderful!

  • Wanda,

    I couldn’t agree more! I truly felt blessed to be there when I was.


    – Gene Walls

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Lovely work, Gene!

  • Thanks!


    – Gene Walls

  • jchanders
    jchandersover 5 years ago

    Well done! Immediate fave!

  • Thank very much for your kind comment and especially for your “fave”!

    – Gene Walls

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful autumn capture, Gene!

  • Thank you so much, Béla! This was taken last fall. The leaves haven’t quite gotten this colorful yet around here, but I’ll be ready when they do!

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondalmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful Gene. You make exemplary use of what I call “long light”. I especially like how you were able to pick up sun highlights all the way from grain grass in the foreground to the deep distance. So if this was a year ago, when will your leaves peak this year? My in-flux plans currently have my wife and me in Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks in early October. My camera could use some exercise I’m sure.

  • Thanks so much, Bob! I really appreciate your very thoughtful and specific comments!

    In central Pennsylvania, we usually see the colors peak in mid October, but it’s a bit earlier in the higher elevations. Southern PA gets their best “show” later in the month. All of October will find some region of PA looking like full-blown autumn. This should be a great year for fall foliage here, we had a very wet summer and the trees are really lush with big leaves.

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Joy!

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribealmost 5 years ago

    Wow!! this is gorgeous and the colors are fantastic!! love the sky and the highlights and shadows along the grass!! altogether wonderful!!

  • Thank you very much, Jan! I was driving home from an appointment last fall when the storm ended and the sun came out. I got off the interstate at the first exit and found myself here, just in time to catch this scene!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roellealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful autumn capture, nicely done

  • Thank you, Debbie!

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

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