The Free Lance-Star Photography Department shares the stories behind the photos.
Recent rainfall doesn’t dilute these colors
With the passage of summer into fall, colors begin to alert the visual sense. Fiery reds, orange skies and yellow hues dominate the landscape around the central Virginia area.
Along the ridges and mountains, streams and lakes, it’s easy to see the seasonal changes taking place, bringing the vibrant color palette that people in this part of the state have grown accustomed to. (Photos by Reza Marvashti. Package design by Karen Wonsik)