We enjoyed our time at the October Autumn Farm Festival at Black's Peaches Farm, 1800 Black Hwy in York, SC. If you want to visit a quaint farm with your family that is not too far from Charlotte this is the place! They are not only a farm, but have a bakery and eatery inside as well. Want perfectly fresh apple cider? You need to get there!
Black's Peaches had Fall Fest going on when we visited and it was a good ole' time! There were a ton of activities and outside fun to be had. They had farm animals (pigs, goats, donkeys), an educational area all about corn, hay bails painted with characters, a hay ride through the field and woods, multiple slides, a pretend cow milking area, a tractor for photo opportunities, a picnic area, a house made from hay with games inside, a maze where you could not lose your children, a sunflower field, and the store where you could buy food and drinks. Plus, it was not crazy busy like many of these festivals can be sometimes. It was a perfect day!
Photography Tip: Always keep checking your light meter if you are using manual mode. If the light meter shows you are too far to the left or right from zero your pictures may be too dark or too bright. You can correct this by changing your shutter speed or aperture or ISO. I typically change shutter speed the most. That doesn't mean you can't use those images though. Once you get your SD card home use a free editing website like picmonkey.com or fotor.com to brighten or darken those images that you still want to keep. You can do so much more than only adjust exposure though. You can add color, turn pictures black and white, add clarity, change contrast and more. Have fun with it and try something creative! I personally use Lightroom, but that is certainly not the only option out there.
Larisa is a natural light photographer and teacher in the Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC area.