Walking around Central Park at the end of October on a sunny day is something I won’t forget in a hurry. The autumnal colours of the trees were fantastic. Even though I spend most of three days I was staying in the neighbour exploring this urban park I didn’t see half of the 840 acres! Whilst there they were setting up for the NYC Marathon which goes through the park. This meant that getting around to see all the various attractions was a little more time consuming than I had hoped but well worth the effort.
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.
This is the second time I have photographed Wainwath Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. Last time was back in early 2007 and you can see the results of the original photo below. This time I use a tripod to create a soft, cotton wool like water effect. I had to turn the original image into black and white because the water was a horrible brown colour, because of the peat in it. This time the water was still the same colour, but I processed this area of the image using a brush in Lightroom to selectively desaturate the water. The autumnal colours above are the icing on the cake in my opinion.
We recently visited Lake Bala in Wales for a small family gathering. Whilst waiting in the car park I sat in the car admiring this view for a few minutes. Before getting out for a walk down the path towards the lake itself, I thought this framing with the autumn leaves on the tree looked worthy of a photograph. As you can see I am still yet to get my definitive shot of the lake itself, but after my third visit I feel closer to achieving my goal of a photograph to do this place justice.