Tagged: Having fun in the woods
October 31, 2016 at 9:38 am #12543November 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm #12548
Peter challenged me to do Autumn in black and white. Here goes…
November 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm #12549
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by Pete Robinson.
Thanks for taking up the challenge Ian! Removing the colour from the above images certainly changes the you look at them. The vibrant colours would have been overwhelming. Now it’s more about the graphical shapes and composition. I think this is particularly the case with the second photography where I’m more likely to read the script than I would if the leaves were more dominate.November 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm #12551
The contra jour shot of the tree would be good too.November 1, 2016 at 8:57 pm #12552November 1, 2016 at 9:35 pm #12553
That’s it!November 5, 2016 at 6:23 am #12583
Oh, well, someone has to…November 6, 2016 at 10:27 am #12584
Many thanks for posting your images Ian. The silhouetted tree reminds me of a xray. If it were in colour I think the bright warm leaves would dominate, but in the black and white version the tree dominates the photograph.
I like the colourful carpet of autumn leaves which give me the feel good factor. It makes me want to get out and enjoy the autumn spectacular. In the first one I find the bench very inviting and I want to walk in and sit there. I like the texture of the leaves in the second photo and just want to kick them!November 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm #12586November 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm #12591
Thank you so much for posting so many photographs Ian. They certainly display the colour and warmth of autumn. I think my favourite is the third one of rich red leaves which form a colourful pattern. The lighting is quite subdued which limits the tonal range and gives it a relaxing feeling. They all have good textures and show close up details. I find it quite a challenge to get the composition to feel right when framing a close-up of a trees’ foliage. I think you’ve done that well here. I also think that these, unlike your previous examples, wouldn’t have worked as well in black and white as they are more about the colour rather than the shapes.November 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm #12593
Thanks very much, Peter. You’re right: it’s not easy to give this sort of picture some shape or structure, rather than just framing a random pattern. I’m glad you think at least some of these work!November 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm #12601
The vibrant autumn colours against a contrasting blue sky makes it look like the tree’s on fire.
Although these may not be considered as an autumn photo it was taken during autumn. I make the rules up as I go along!
The technical stuff for this is 100ISO, f11 @ 2 seconds on a tripod.
November 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm #12602
I like these a lot. Lovely complementary colour palette in the first one, tremendous apocalyptic drama in the second, and a vibrant sense of movement – as well as wonderful colour – in the third. All very atmospheric in different ways – and really extending the range of our autumn theme!November 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm #12604
Thanks for your comments Ian.November 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm #12611
I went down to memorial square to see this morning’s armistice service and took a few photos with some autumn colours in, although autumn wasn’t the main subject.
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