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Going out on a wet morning would bring out colors nicely. Also, maybe during some fog might be a nice effect.
As an amateur I know budget is an issue but aerials are wonderful – Maybe you could find some stock footage for not too much (there are less expensive sources like stockfootageforfree.com or pond.com).
In a pinch, you could always find a royalty free still photo and do a Ken Burns effect (Pan/Zoom) with it.