This is one of the shots I took last weekend on my trip along Skyline Drive, just west of Washington, DC. These are basically the skeletons of trees that were infected with some sort of parasite that killed them all. Still, it was eerily beautiful.
Then, there was this one below, who was just posing against the clear blue sky for my camera!
This weekend, the trees will likely be at their peak. Alas, I will be working.
I took both of these with a Nikon D80 - set on automatic, of course! I'm still figuring out the fine points of how to work it.