I have been trying and will continue to try to photograph autumn, but I find it one of the most difficult seasons of the year to capture. Reds and oranges are colours that digital cameras struggle the most with. Even with relatively flat late afternoon lighting the orange of the autumn leaves here at Dunham Park really shows what I see in my mind when I think about autumn.
Living only a couple of miles away from Dunham Massey Park near Altrincham most of my life, I have been there more times than I can remember, with family, with friends and even on my own with just the camera. In my experience it is only about 50% of the time I see the deer. The day I took the above photograph I was lucky to see them a couple of times. Although this deer clearly had his eyes on me as I got closer and closer with my camera it was worth it for this photograph.
Dunham Massey Park has a number of small pools and ponds. Many people stand around them feeding the ducks in summer, particularly around the Hall. This pool is just a couple of minutes walk from the hall and is called island pond. Taken in autumn there isn’t a lot of wildlife on the water at this time of the year. I should probably try to retake the photo in summer to compare the difference.
This was another test of my new iPhone 4S camera. Here the conditions were less favourable due to it being later in the day, the sky is still great, but the barn didn’t have a lot of light on it. However here I used the iPhones HDR mode and although nowhere near as good as my Nikon DSLR, it is very acceptable for sharing on the web. I hope to feature more quick snaps live from photo shoots on my Twitter and Facebook pages.