NOVEMBER THEME: Autumn

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  • #10795
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for October is now closed.

    The theme for November 2015 is Autumn

    Autumn has arrived in full glory. It’s spectacular colours dazzle us around every corner. I remember a Wilfred Owen poem describe autumn trees as being in flames. Now’s your chance to show us what autumn means to you.

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    #10801
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    Anonymous

    THE BROWN, THE OLIVES AND THE YELLOW DIED,
    AND WERE SWEPT UP TO HEAVEN WHERE THEY GLOWED –and so on—whoops the his winter poem.Wilfred Owen-wonderful WW1 poems-readable-

    #10835
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    Anonymous


    Not exactly an autumn photo as such–but late afternoon today the sky was laden with these lovely red clouds –quick dash for the camera.
     

    #10840
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    Ian McNab
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    Autumn evening

    Autumn leaves

    Autumn neighbours

     

     

    (Click the photos in this post for a larger version on black background)

    #10841
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    Anonymous

    DEAD good the last one.

    #10842
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    Peter Robinson
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    I like the red sky at night photo Ken. I think I saw that from my office window at work and wished that I was able to photograph it.
    In Ian’s first photograph I like the way the tree is caught by the bright sunlight which contrasts with the dark heavy sky. Similarly, in the next picture the bright yellow leave stands out against the brown dead leaves underneath them. It tells a story of progression. I think the last shot has a good feeling about it. I like the warm colours and the path to the house. In a way it’s quite fitting that the dying leaves are laying in a grave yard.

    #10843
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    ajroyle
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    Little Budworth Common 4th November. Poor light, tripod used. Bracken is turning slower than the surrounding birches.

    The light was very unusual the other evening wasn’t it? It was orange. We put the lights on and they looked lemon in comparison. It was due to the setting sun being reflected by that grey cloud cover, shown very well in Ken’s picture.

    #10844
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    Peter Robinson
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    It’s interesting that you said the light was poor as it looks clear and bright. It just shows that you can get good photograhps in dull conditions by using the right technique. I do find a lot of the foilage changes colour at different rates, even locally. So I tend to concentrate on individual items when photographing autumn colours. Like the way the strong green stands out from the warm background colours.

    #10850
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    Anonymous

     Answering the door earlier this week-thought-oh no-not another tin of shortbread.There was the florist with birthday flowers for me—and what autumnal colours to enjoy.Not that I am ungrateful–but M&S need shortbread for other customers–what is wrong with a Bentley or Leica. The autumn colours of my flowers from the very beautiful Natalie are a joy.

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    Anonymous

     

    #10857
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    Peter Robinson
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    I bet that was a nice surprise. Happy birthday. Nice warm autumn colours there.

    #10859
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    Peter Robinson
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    I went up to Alderley Edge this morning and despite the dull damp weather took a few autumn colours for this topic. I’m sorry I’ve put so many in but I couldn’t decide which to leave out. Perhaps some one could tell that! I wanted to shw the movement of the leaves so the dull weather helped me in selecting a slow shutter speed. Most were taken at 1/15 sec or similar.

    #10861
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    Ian McNab
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    Very autumnal, Peter! For my money, your second is the most strikingly unusual, with its wide-angle view and rather odd perspective effect that makes it hard to tell the distance between the leaves on the branch and the ground. And the composition also cleverly has emphases along both diagonals. Neat.

    But they’re all good stuff.

    #10862
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    Anonymous

    Thank you Peter for the kind wishes-not a great surprise because Natalie the sender is one class lady  to never miss an occasion. Wishes on my 84th from another class couple–Simon and Carol–very special people . Lovely range of photo”s  Peter a childhood haunt with pop at the Wizard.  In fact remember well going on a couple of Sundays with Altrincham P.S. -down to the copper mines–in the woods-up on the Edge and finish with a cuppa in the Wizard, lovely friendly people a joy to be with. Very nice autumn photo”s Peter. The last one looks like where the rock has been hewn by the Romans searching for copper–and nearby to this is a vein.  

    #10867
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thank you for your comments. It is a beautiful and historic spot.
    I’m pleased you like the second image Ian. I thought it looked like the leaves were floating. I focused on the nearest leaf and let the rest drift out of focus which I hoped would give a greater feeling of depth.

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