NOVEMBER THEME – Autumn

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  • #12543
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for October is now closed

    The theme for November is

    Autumn

    It’s a return to the seasonal theme of Autumn for this month’s theme. We’re surrounded by beautiful autumn colours to photograph so you don’t have to go far. Perhaps you can photograph autumn in a different way rather than just its glorious colours. Show us what autumn means to you and post your images here. 

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce.

    We now have a much simpler uploading process for the images you want to post.

    All you now do is post your picture! But we do ask that you don’t post anything too big; perhaps best to start with a typical “1400” and then, when the dialog box comes up, make it 650p wide. If it is portrait orientation make it 650p high. That’s it!

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of John Royle ajroyle.
    #12548
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    Ian McNab
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    Peter challenged me to do Autumn in black and white. Here goes…

    #12549
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    Peter Robinson
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    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.

    #12551
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    ajroyle
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    The contra jour shot of the tree would be good too.

     

    #12552
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks, Peter. I’m glad you like them.

    John >>> I guess you must mean this one?..

    (Click picture to view large on black background)

    #12553
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    ajroyle
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    That’s it!

    #12583
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    Ian McNab
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    Oh, well, someone has to…

    #12584
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    Peter Robinson
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    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!

    #12586
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    Ian McNab
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    #12591
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    Peter Robinson
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    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.

    #12593
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    Ian McNab
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    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!

     

    #12601
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    Peter Robinson
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    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.

    #12602
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    Ian McNab
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    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!

     

    #12604
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for your comments Ian.

    #12611
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    Peter Robinson
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    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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