I like Ralph’s shot of the lion in the wood. It was well spotted and shows the texture in the wood.
I too enjoy photographing back lit leaves. Ian’s warm photograph shows all the autumn glory with the back lit leaves against a carpet of autumn leaves.
The great thing about autumn colours is that we’re all surrounded by them and don’t have to walk far to find some. This shot reminded me that I visited Keele University a couple of weeks ago and took some similar photographs. I’m not sure if they qualify for being ordinary, but I certainly find them interesting.
As you probably know if you’re shooting into the sun like this never look directly at it as it can damage your eyes.
Love the plane Ralph … but personally I would back off the effect on your sky on this one as it is looking a little too worked. Leave everything else as you have it. A great one for the competitions. Well caught!