I prepared by gathering the needed equipment. This was a hike so I put in my mind that I had to travel light, so I had to bring ONLY the necessary equipment needed. No extra flashes or heavy lenses that will weigh me down will go on my camera bag. So I packed my 5d, a 17-40mm, and a couple of filters for my lens. It was pretty sunny out so I left my tripod at home. I knew I was going out on a scenic shots trip so I left my telephoto at home.
So I set my camera for aperture priority, and then started walking. Most of the time I was using an f7.1 aperture as this aperture at that time of the day gave me an average of around f300/sec shutter speed at iso 100, not bad for capturing moving grass from the wind, also not a bad depth of field for scenic shots.
The trail was really nice. There were a lot of trees, grass and there was even a pond...which I heard was populated with turtles during summer. At the end of the walk, I looked at the horizon and the sun was already setting. So I took a shot of it.
It's only a matter of weeks before the trees totally lose their leaves and it becomes too cold to walk around. Now's the time to do that autumn nature walk!