There are countless locations to view the changing colors of autumn in the United States. While many photographers flock to Colorado for its famous Aspen trees, the Northeast holds some of the most diverse and vibrant colors in the country. Photographer and filmmaker Michael Matti has spent the last three years road tripping with his brother Josh to capture changing colors at their peak. Last year, they ventured all over the Northeast, but this year they chose to concentrate their efforts on one state in particular, New Hampshire.
After watching the two minute video, it’s easy to see why the brothers chose New England. Vibrant reds, yellows and greens consumed the landscape, making the scenes a gold mine for aerial photo and video. Matti spent the majority of the trip flying his DJI Phantom 4 Pro to capture a unique view of the vibrant scenes.
Matti filmed this from October 7th through the 11th, but told me: “They were a little late this year. Usually, it’s the last week of September and the first week of October for the areas I went. But for most of new Hampshire I’d say the first two weeks of October are your best bet. But obviously, it changes every year based on the weather, so it’s hard to plan your trip too far in advance.”
With a little last minute flexibility and some luck, Matti proves that the Northeast, especially New Hampshire, is a beautiful location to welcome autumn.