Wednesday 27 October 2010

An Autumn Walk in the Woods.

I set out for Dunham Massey (our nearest National Trust property) on Monday afternoon because the weather was so glorious that I couldn't stay inside in front of my computer, it just didn't make sense!  I took my big camera as well as my old (and as it turned out, untrusty) Rolleicord, stuffed a couple of lenses in my pockets, donned warm socks and sunglasses and ventured in to the countryside!  It was lovely, there were rather less autumn colours than I had expected, I'll have to go back in a couple of weeks I think to see it at it's best, but it was beautiful none the less.  If there were less colours than expected, there were rather more noisy kids than I had expected (half term.....) which somewhat spoied the bucolic beauty, but I managed to get off the beaten track rather well.  While on one muddy path, I heard a rustle behind me, I turned round, and look what was staring back at me!

I did manage to find some glorious leaves which I've had fun playing with, but these ones had very little done to them, all of the sunspots on the right side are totally natural, all I've done is tweak the curves a little.

Here's another one, but this time, I added all sorts of fancy layer effects.

Which do you prefer?

1 comment:

  1. I like the photo before all the textures and stuff was added! It's got some nice bokeh, and stands on it's own!


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