One of the best places to take in the New England foliage each year is the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. Affectionally known as the "Kanc", it is the destination of leaf peepers from all over the world. The highway can be quite crowded, especially on Columbus Day weekend, when I shot this scene. The Kanc (aka Route 112) runs for almost 35 miles, and during peak foliage season can give a wonderful display of colors. Along its route, you can find numerous hiking trails, a covered bridge, and six campgrounds.
When I setup for this long exposure shot, I had to work my way through a crowd of people just hanging out on the rocks. As it was mid-afternoon with harsh light, I decided to compose this shot taking advantage of the shade while keeping a glimpse of the color in the distance.