You know those family photos that show a mother and son walking in a trail with a wonderful foliage? I am talking about those distinct photos that we see every fall. Kinda like this one. The trick is to know when and where you’ve have those brownish leaves. Well, the trick is to know how to shoot :), but knowing where and when you can find the leaf color that you desire is part of the thing.
Fall Foliage Prediction Map does just that, it provides a visual representation of the foliage color by state. As you move a date slider across a map of the US, you will see what are the dominant leaf colors for each state (or area).
The map covers the fall season from August 29th to November 14th: here is a quick view of it:
The site give plenty of other foliage related date, like the reason that leaf actually fall, what happens to the fallen leaves and the chemistry behind the changing colors. Just in case you wanted to know the scientific formula of the color that you are shooting.
The other part is nailing the right time of the day that will suit your mood, but now that you know where, you can figure out the when.