I drove out on a road trip for fall this year again as it hasn’t been easy getting time on weekends or otherwise to shoot. This image is from the second to last day and I saw it while driving a gravel road and had to stop!
Oh wow, no wonder you stopped. When bracken gets like this its so lovely. And to find those birches among them is the perfect accompaniment. Bright, bold shapes amidst the gentle gold and feathery fronds. Really striking. You could try a little color separation to bring out the variations in the ferns and I bet that would be interesting.