October 31, 2018 at 9:46 pm #17601
For November’s Theme I’ve decided to choose a seasonal subject that is within reach of us all. Autumn is a colourful and beautiful season and at this time of year the trees and foliage are radiant. You can capture a close up of a single leaf or the splendid view of a glowing forest. As leaves are translucent when back lit by the sun they can look like flickering flames. Photographing them at different times of the day can change their colours. try photographing them in the warm light just before the sun goes down for some atmospheric pictures.
I’ve found of websites giving some basic but useful advice about photographing autumn colours.October 31, 2018 at 10:43 pm #17607
I’ll kick off with two shots I took at Stowe on 14 November 2016
Two intended but only one will upload. Will try a second post.October 31, 2018 at 10:47 pm #17608
I think the descrition field had not cleared so it was insisting on loading the same image again – anyway her is the second image. Notice that is is an RPS one (Red Patch Somewhere). I’m sure you can all do better! (Jokes and photographs).November 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm #17625
Thanks for posting these John. They show you don’t need bright sunshine to show the colours. Subdued lighting can give an atmospheric photograph. I like the top one the best as the orange tree contrasts well with the tree one behind it and the path give a good lead into the image.
The second demonstrates just how string red can be. It dominates the photograph and attracts the eye. I think it takes attention from the rest of the scene.November 3, 2018 at 1:23 pm #17628
Two good points you make there Peter.November 8, 2018 at 10:28 am #17649
Here’s a couple of golden oldies, if you’ll excuse the pun, from my archives to get me started.November 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm #17676
Who do you recognise among the colours?????
November 16, 2018 at 9:47 am #17684
We don’t seem to hear as much about the use of polarising filters as much as we used to, but they’re still very useful accessories for removing unwanted reflections. They have a characteristic for increasing contrast and saturating colours which can give dramatic results, but not necessarily everyone’s favourite.
Something a bit different from me that I don’t normally do. I just thought I’d try Lightroom’s ‘Soft Mist’ preset and I quite liked it. What do you think?
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