Stepped outside this morning and had to snag a picture. Weapon of choice is a Polaroid i1035 10 megapixel point & shoot. 1/100s, ISO 80, 0 exposure -Eric Mayle

Taken with an iPhone 3Gs -Aja Robinson

I use a Kodak easyshare V1003 no flash just natural lighting, keep the ISO speed around 100. After that it's merely composing the scene and nailing your focus. -Brendan Babaian

Sony A350: f/4.5, 1/200s, ISO 100, 18mm w/ 18-70mm kit lens -Tess Davis

Hello! A friend told me about your contest, I've attached two pics from 10/18/09 at Letchworth State Park in New York. I am by no means a professional, I just like to play around when I get a chance. These pics were actually taken with my family's Kodak EasyShare MD853. -Kim Wayman

I took this shot with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10: f/3.5, 1/200s, ISO 100, 3x Zoom lens "38-114mm eq." I pretty much just turned on the camera and took the picture on my way back from classes. Nothing special. -Taylor Womack

Shot taken on a kodak z712is. f 4.0. I saw this leaf stuck on my window to my car this morning (Oct 21) while heading to class, I decided that it would make a great picture so I ran inside, got my camera and tripod. I then setup the tripod, siting half on the passenger seat, half on the driver seat. I took a few pictures, messing with aperture, flash, etc, and, of course, the first picture taken on auto was the best looking one. -Collyn Rankin

Picture info: This is a crop from a photo I shot yesterday with a Canon 5D Mark II: f/5.8, 1/250, ISO 100, Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens. I shot this up on Mount Holyoke around 3pm. I noticed this leaf drooping a little lower than the rest as the light caught it and used my zoom to isolate it from the background and capture it before it fell the the ground. After importing it, I cropped it to help enhance my zoom and to place the focus on the dying leaf, leaving space below it to allow the viewer to sense it's impending fall. -Dave Waymouth

All photos were taken with a Nikon D90 in Program Mode. Location was Bandimere Park in Ann Arbor, MI on a particularly chilly morning. Photo 5: f/6.3, 1/640, ISO 800, 18-105mm kit (at 105mm), Manual Focus. Photos were imported to Lightroom II for some cropping in all shots, plus color saturation tweaks in photo 1. Files then exported with reduced sizes and resolution for emailing. -Chris Hebert

There was a very nice late afternoon light over my hometown today. I went around trying to capture leaves in all types, colors and shapes and this is what appealed the most to me. The photo has been slightly edited in Lightroom (levels, contrast, slight sharpening) with some vignetting added. The photo is taken with a Canon 400d with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens at full opening. -Øystein Alsaker

I shot this on my parent's old 4.1 MP Sony Cybershot DSC-S60. f/2.8, 1/250, and macro setting. I don't remember what the ISO was. I used minimal photoshopping, just upping the saturation very slightly. This was taken in Millbury, MA. -Jeff Coons

Canon Digital Rebel, f/6.3, 1/80, ISO 200, Kit lens. Held camera low to the ground and shot blind since it was lower than I could lay down. -Joshua Post

This shot was taken with a Canon XTi via the EF 50mm/f1.4 at ISO 100, f/2.0, 1/2000s. Done by hand with a manual focus, throwing leaves in the air. -Matthew Neuman

Photo was taken with a Nikon D200 with Nikon 18-200mm lens. I wanted to blur the flow of water and maximize the depth of field so I added a Hoya neutral density filter (#4) and set the lens to F/32. The exposure was 6 seconds and required a tripod. -Phil Wheaton

Funny, this is a shot I took today at the arboretum with friends...but as I was uploading the pictures from the day in anticipation of finding an entry, this one just shouted out to me for obvious gadget reasons. I may have better shots of leaves, but they don't capture the spirit of Gizmodo like my phone-addicted friend Jon does. I was using a Nikon D70s on max resolution, cloudy white balance, a zoom lens...f/5.6, 1/100th second exposure time. -Brian Hoerner

This picture was taken this sunday in the central park of the city I live in, Cluj Napoca, Romania. The gear was: Nikon D40 with Nikons 55-200 VR lens, 1/100, f10, ISO 800, Focal Length: 55 mm, no flash -Voi Cu

Hi there, I took this pic yesterday, and since Sunday is the start of the week, I'm in! I took this with my Nikon D90 with a 50mm lens using manual focus at f1.8, 1/2000 -Neal Rosenblat

nikon D40X:f/9, 1/200,iso800, af-s nikkor 18-55mm -Dolan Honsa

Equipment: iPhone and the Best Camera app. Technique: Walking back from Taco Del Mar with a handful of to go food. Saw the trees with the mirrored windows behind, grabbed iPhone, snapped the photo one-handed and continued back to the office. Once back, tweaked the photo a bit with the Best Camera app and sent it off. Easy peasy. -Jeff McMillen

This shot of oak leaves on the ground was taken on a Canon Digital Rebel XT: f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 400, with the 17-55mm kit lens. The combination of large aperture and shutter speed decreased the depth of field and increased contrast. It was originally shot in color, but then changed in Photoshop to black and white to enhance the sense of desolation and cold. -Chris Dodgen

Canon Digital Rebel XT on a tripod mount with the cheap kit lens. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. F-Number: f/5.6. ISO Speed Rating: 400. Lens Aperture: f/5.6. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Metering Mode: Pattern. Flash: No Flash, Compulsory. Focal Length: 55.00 mm -Matt Langguth

Here's my shot. Leaf on a fence at the Bishops Ranch in Healdsburg CA. -Jacob Stadtfeld

Ok, so here's how it went down: This shot was taken at Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz, CA, with a Canon 30D: f/2.8, 1/100s @ ISO 800 with a Canon 70-200mm 2.8L lens. Focal length was 135mm, and I was shooting in Manual/RAW. I was just walking along and noticed a leaf hanging from a spider web maybe 30 feet from the trail. I couldn't get the autofocus to catch it, so I switched to manual focus and spent about 10 minutes trying to get it just right. You can just make out the spider web strand itself if you look hard enough. That was probably the most difficult part of this shot, because it was kinda windy. I had to wait until the leaf swung in front of the tree trunk behind it, and angle the camera so the entirety of the strand was within the bounds of the tree trunk. -Patrick Logsdon

Canon Rebel Xsi F/3.5, 1/15s, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens. -Dima Yagnyuk

I shot this while stopped at a light in my neighborhood. Its with a 5D mkII w/ 85mm @ f/1.8 (1/2000). -Howie Le

Canon XTi, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L, Singh-Ray ColorCombo filter, shutter release cable, river rocks for stabilization (forgot my tripod), f/22, 3s, ISO 100, 16mm. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. -Dennis Valente

Using my daughters old Samsung Digimax A400 she gave me when we bought her a new Canon. Setting: closeup. -Gary Wallenwein

I took this shot with my Canon Rebel XSi with a Canon 50mm 1.8f II lens, 0.5sec, f/22, ISO 100. I thought the leaves that had fallen and sunken onto the lake bed showed a different resting place then a leaf in the grass. -Chris Spisak

Taken with a Nikon D90 and the Nikkor 55-200mm VR lens. -Dexter Santucci

Taken with my older Canon10D using 24-80 zoom lens, f11 iso 200. -Oshi Medlin

I was just out for a walk in Boise, Idaho and thought I'd take a shot of this brilliant fall tree. Details: Canon Powershot A610: f/4.0 1/100s. -Jake McCarty

Shutter: 1/1250 sec, Aperture: f5.6, ISO: 800, Focal Length: 50mm, Camera: Nikon D90. I was shooting in an abandoned amusement park this past weekend in Dillsburg, PA when I came across this puddle full of leaves. The reflection looked really cool but I thought it would look even better with a person's image reflected off of it. All I did after the shot was pump up the saturation a bit and add a little contrast. -Joseph Roxas

Nikon D300, Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4, 1/100th, f/3.2, ISO 320, 14 bit RAW, .nef converted using Raw Therapee and edited in Photoshop 7 -Wade Saathoff

Fall Leaves, Sun Valley, Idaho, 10.18.09, Camera: Mamiya 645/Phase 1 DB, Lens: 55-110mm zoom; ISO 100, f16, 1/2 sec. Copyright 2009. -James Bourret

Canon PowerShot S3 IS. f/3.5, 1/200 second. 52 mm. Pond, tree, click. -Jim West

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS: f/4.0, 1/60s, ISO Auto. Taken outside Lechmere station in Cambridge, MA. -Amanda Gyllenhaal

Grabbed this shot while laying prone with a Nikon D60: f/9, 1/320s, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens. White balance touched up slightly in Adobe Lightroom. -Brad Fitzpatrick

We don't have many falling leaves in Atlanta (yet), so—working on the idea of what it's like finding that first fall leaf—I found several eager students and a leaf, and we arranged these shots on the spot. We used a Canon Rebel T1i with the 18-55mm kit lens to capture the images. -Brian Collier

Shot with a Nikon D80 using a 50mm 1.8 lens at 1/250 f/1.8 ISO 100. Used a Vivitar 285hv with a large snoot off camera triggered with a Paul C. Buff radio transmitter. -Daniel Noval

Canon Digital EOS Digital Rebel XS; Lens: EF 50mm f/1.8 II; Settings: Focal Length 50, FNumber 10, Exposure Time 1/60 -Jessica Hunter-Hinsvark

Taken on 10/18/09 in Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL); Camera: Nikon D5000; Shutter: 1/400; Aperture: f/11; ISO 200; Lens: Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-f/6.3. Conventional, but nice! -Glenn Hessel

This is my photo for the Fall Leaves shooting challenge. This shot is straight out of the camera (5DMk2) reduced to 50% and saved to JPG. It was shot with an Canon 85mm 1.8 lens at 1/500 f4 ISO 100 in California at around 2PM. -Igor Bertolucci

Shot taken with my iPhone @ the curb of my office building in the rain. No effects, hand held. -Jeff Aitken

Used my Canon PowerShot SD800IS. Color accent mode. Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60); Aperture: f/2.8. Was just up at my girlfriend's family cabin in the Catskills, NY. -Jim O'Rourke

I took this pic over a week ago so bear with me, I won't be able to remember all of the settings I used. I used my Canon SX10IS Bridge camera. I simply held it with my hands down at sidewalk level. Naturally I used manual mode. I believe ISO was 80 or 100. I am pretty sure I used a 1/15 shutter speed and the aperture value is escaping me. I am also fairly certain I used the "Vivid" color setting. I was back a fair bit from the leaves and zoomed in until I had the nice blurry foreground and background that you see, along with the focused mid-ground. There ya go. -Josh Bell

Here's my shot, taken with a lowly Canon SD790 IS, which I bought because it won your better-point-and-shoot battlemodo for image quality. f 2.8; 1/50 s; ISO 200 -Peter Puleo

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This photo was taken Monday morning (10-19-09) right after our first frost (in East Tennessee). The camera is a Nikon D60, 18-55mm kit lens, f/5.6, 1/80s, ISO 200. -Trent Sartain

Equipment used: Nikon D40; 18-55mm Standard Kit Lens; f/5.6; 0.04 Sec (1/25); ISO 200