Here's another shot from last week in The Great Smoky Mountains. The color was really nice while I was there. These kinds of photo opportunities were plentiful along Little River Road and in the Tremont Area.
When I came upon a scene like this I tried to take the same approach to most of them. I was using my new Tamron 15-30mm Ultra Wide angle lens. I knew I needed to find a foreground anchor, so I usually looked for an interesting flow of water or a rock. A foreground anchor really helps add depth to your images. If I chose a rock, sometimes it had a nice set of fallen leaves on it, sometimes I put some leaves on it. Once I had the foreground anchored, then I made sure my composition lead you through the image to the brilliant display of fall colors in the background.
This image was made with my Sony A7R II, Metabones Lens Adapter and Tamron 15-30 F/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens. I can;t photograph water without a circular polarizer, so I had one of those, too. All of my gear was resting atop my Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Tripod.