The joke may be that fall in Louisiana is still hot and humid, but where else will you find bayous of golden light for your autumn collection? Northwest of Baton Rouge is the plantation town of St. Francisville, where you can explore the 1835 Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and dine at the 18th-century Myrtles Plantation.
Best Place to Shoot a Pic: Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pro tip: "Streams, creeks, ponds and rivers can become magical in the fall," says camera-maker Nikon. "When the leaves are turning, the spot you'd just pass by at any other time of the year becomes a great photo location, as water gives you reflections, contrast and, with long exposures, texture."