Changing seasons: Thirteen photos

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Autumn is the time of year that I find most interesting. The Colgate University campus goes through a dramatic seasonal shift in a short period of time.

As a photographer, I have to keep an eye not only on the day-to-day weather but also on the arc of changing conditions. Bright sunny days with beautiful autumn leaf displays can quickly turn to days with steely skies and frosty landscapes.

The leaves were late to change color this fall, and many of the trees were still going through a transition from green to yellow when the first snowflakes arrived. After only a few weeks, the blanket of leaves had been covered with snow and frost. The multiple green, yellow, orange, and red hues had been transformed to grays and whites.