Like I said . . . brown. I shot this at f/10, in an effort to preserve focus on the grass as well as the line of trees behind.
Not everything was brown, as I did catch some late color with this clump of birch.
And I did spot this one reddish leaf among the otherwise unrelenting brown of the ash and maple leaves on the floor of some woods. Let's just say it was easy to spot.
My walk also took me past a stand of pines. But the colors were so subdued that I decided to convert the one image I kept to a black & white.
The shot does have some depth at least.
My last shot is of a stand of birch off the highway that runs south of the preserve.
This was another instance where I intentionally used a longer exposure, in this case 1/8 second, and panned vertically while the shutter was open. To get a longer exposure I reduced the aperture to f/36 at 100 ISO. I wound up cropping this shot horizontally because the ghosting against the sky at the top of the image looked a little funky.