This fall weather in Wisconsin has been very kind, and it was only this morning that we had our first real frost in the Milwaukee area. On my early morning walk in the crisp, calm air, I noticed the heavy frost in the fallen leaves along the quiet streets, so as soon as I got home I grabbed my camera to capture some of the heavy frost before the sun burned it off.
The morning was sunny, but I realized that the colors would be richer in the shade than in the sun. Moreover, including both sun and shadow in a shot would create distracting contrast. So I focused on shaded areas. I wound up taking about 35 shots, but as often happens, I kept only a few.
Generally, I try to stick to "unstaged" scenes, which is what I did here. I did think to bring my tripod, which was important because I wanted to keep as much of the scene in reasonably good focus. That meant that I needed to employ narrow apertures for the shots, requiring relatively long exposures.