It may seem this year’s fall colors have just arrived, but with wintery mix and frost settling over the Corridor, they may not last long.
According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the peak for fall leaves in Central Iowa is the first through third weeks in October. The DNR’s weekly color report states the trees are starting to defoliate, but oaks are only 50 percent turned and should continue to to display bright colors over the next week. However, windy, rainy weather and frost can diminish the season’s display.
All the more reason for the nature enthusiasts out there to document this year’s fall leaves while they’re vibrant. Send us your photos, and we’ll print the best displays of fall photography for our annual Call of the Colors contest.
The category is fall – from vibrant leaves to deer and birds to the pumpkin patch, we’re looking for your images that capture autumn in the Corridor.
The Gazette’s photo staff will select five photos, to be published in The Gazette. An overall winner will receive $25.
Entries must include your name, address, phone number and full caption information including when, where and if there are people in the photo, names and hometowns of the people. No more than three photos may be entered per person.
Professional and amateur photographers may compete. Entries must be jpg files, 200 dpi, at least 8-inches wide. Only digital images will be accepted. The Gazette retains non-exclusive rights to use your photo. Gazette Communications employees and their family are not eligible to enter the contest. Entering the contest implies acceptance of these rules. Entries must be received by Thursday, Nov. 7.