As the days grew shorter and the air crisper, I found myself drawn to the tranquil beauty of autumn sunsets. With my DJI Air2s drone, I set out to capture the stunning transformation of the landscape around the canal and fields in my neighborhood. The vibrant hues of the setting sun reflecting off the water and the colorful foliage created a series of breathtaking images that perfectly encapsulate the peaceful essence of the season.

The Golden Hour
The first image in this series captures the sun just as it begins to dip below the horizon, casting a warm, golden glow over the canal. The trees, adorned in their autumn finery, stand silhouetted against the sky, their reflections dancing on the calm water. It’s a moment of perfect stillness, where nature seems to pause and take a breath.


Fields of Gold
As I took the drone higher, the view expanded to reveal the vast fields bathed in the soft, golden light of the setting sun. The second photo shows the sun sinking lower, its light spreading across the landscape, highlighting the lush green of the fields and the warm tones of the autumn trees. This image captures the harmonious blend of natural beauty and the gentle passage of time.


A Sky on Fire
The third image showcases the sky ablaze with the fiery hues of sunset. The dramatic contrast between the orange and pink clouds and the deepening blue of the sky above creates a striking visual effect. This scene, with the canal winding its way through the fields, offers a stunning perspective on the fleeting beauty of an autumn evening.


Serene Landscapes
The fourth photo provides a broader view of the landscape, capturing the canal as it snakes its way through the fields and pastures. The sun’s last light casts long shadows, adding depth and texture to the scene. This image evokes a sense of tranquility, highlighting the serene and unspoiled beauty of the countryside.


Overhead View
In the fifth image, an overhead shot of a canal lock surrounded by vibrant autumn foliage creates a stunning composition. The contrast between the orderly lines of the roads and the natural shapes of the trees and water highlights the intersection of human and natural elements. This view from above offers a unique perspective on the everyday scenery.


Endless Horizons
The sixth photo captures the horizon as the sun finally sets, painting the sky in soft pastels. The fading light creates a peaceful and almost ethereal atmosphere, inviting the viewer to pause and reflect on the beauty of the moment. The expanse of the fields stretching out to meet the sky emphasizes the vastness and tranquility of the landscape.


Looking back at these photos, I’m reminded of the quiet beauty that autumn brings. Flying my drone over the canal and fields allowed me to capture these fleeting moments in a way that does justice to the landscape’s serene charm. As the season changes, I eagerly anticipate the new perspectives and scenes that the coming months will offer.

Autumn sunsets have a way of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. These photos are a testament to the season’s unique charm, capturing the vibrant colors and peaceful moments that make this time of year so special. Whether you’re a fellow photography enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates nature’s beauty, I hope these images inspire you to pause and enjoy the simple, breathtaking moments that autumn has to offer.

Shot with DJI Air2s drone, edit with LR Mobile and Skylum Luminar AI.
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