Week 43. Brown and green.

Week 43 saw me in a retro mood. I packed my smallest camera bag with a decade old digital camera and four manual focus prime lenses with an age range of 35 years.

Most of the week was grey skies with rain or wet snow a lot of the time so my plan was to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome adding to the retro mood. On Sunday afternoon I went for a walk and ended up leaving the shots in colour.

I often pass this patch of Ivy on my walks but don’t remember it covering as much ground as it does now. I also don’t remember seeing drifts of fallen leaves amongst the Ivy before.

Ivy leaves and autumn leaves.

 

Green in the autumn, part two.

Technically this should have been part one as it was taken a week or so before my recent green in the autumn post.

I was on a local back road looking for autumn colour one evening recently. I found the autumn colour disappointing and the sunset wasn’t developing but I liked the way the low sun was backlighting these leaves.

The shot was taken in a memorial forest. An area that is being replanted with native trees, each in memory of a loved one. There are three in the area.

Backlit leaves in evening light.

A variety of autumn colours.

Saturday morning of week 40 had thick cloud. So rather than head off for a sunrise I went for a walk looking for autumn colour.

I was struck by the variety of colour in this small section of trees. I used a telephoto lens to pick out the most interesting section of colour.

A patch of autumn colours.

Golden leaves and blue sky.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is The Blues and the Golds.

Once again I had several ideas for the challenge. My first thought was birds, there’s lots of birds with blue or gold coloured plumage. My next thought was a sunrise or sunset, lots of blues and golds in those. That made me think of shots taken during the blue hour and the golden hour.

Then I thought about the time of year, autumn leaves and wondered how it had taken me so long to get there.

This shot was taken with a fisheye lens but as I tried to position the lens so that a lot of the tree trunks were pointing towards the center of the frame there’s little obvious fisheye distortion. But the wide angle of view means that the blue sky goes from medium to pale across the frame.

Golden leaves and blue sky.