November 12, 2015
Nikon Names 2015's Top State for Photographing Fall Foliage
New York Tops the List with Most Number of Photographs Submitted
MELVILLE, NY – Nikon has announced New York state as this year’s top spot for fall foliage photography. The results come after a national crowdsourced campaign on Nikon’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels, where community members submitted their photos showing off their state’s best spots to photograph the dramatic yearly experience.
From the golden aspens of the West to the blazing orange maples of the East, Nikon received more than 2,000 submissions from participants across the country. The result is a curated collection of some of the most stunning American foliage landscapes, featuring dramatic valleys in the rolling morning mist, epic winding roads and hidden waterfalls.
“Across the country, this is an exciting time of year as many people head outdoors to experience fall foliage and its incredible colors,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “Nikon was thrilled to be the catalyst that encouraged people to capture and share beautiful images of their autumn experiences.”
New York State (#NikonFallNY) secured the top spot this year with the most amount of photographs submitted. Through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, New Yorkers shared photos showing off the state’s gorgeous foliage and vast landscapes. Notable stunning submissions came from the Adirondack region, the Hudson Valley and the Letchworth State Park area of western New York.
Both Pennsylvania (#NikonFallPA) and North Carolina (#NikonFallNC) trailed closely for the top spot this year. Pennsylvania’s vast forests and beautiful valleys were the subject of many great foliage photos, particularly from Northeastern PA and the Pocono Region. Breaking out of the northeast, North Carolina ranked in the top three states with an impressive number of submissions. Beautiful images of both the natural features and winding portions of North Carolina’s gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway were popular subjects from community members.
For a view of all of the submissions on Instagram and Twitter, search the hashtag #NikonFall, followed by the state’s abbreviation. On Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/NIkonUSA to view the submissions.
For tips on photographing fantastic seasonal landscapes, check out Nikon’s Learn and Explore website:
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