It’s a late post for the photo blogging Challenge this month, I work in retail as an independent sales representative and if I’m not busy in October by December I’ll be overwhelmed with the Christmas rush. I also wanted to get out and about with my camera this October, as Autumn is a great time for photography, so I accepted an invitation to go on a 5 mile walk along the River Erewash and canal with a friend from my tennis group. Here are my 5 images for the theme Photographers Choice:
The first image I shot at the beginning of our Autumn walk as I was crossing the iron railway bridge in the morning light. I was attracted to the Autumn colours of the shrubs and trees either side of the railway track. When I looked through the old iron bridge lattice it was like having a glimpse into a past era when the countryside was left unspoilt and allowed to flourish.
1. Railway Bridge view.
2. Cygnets plucking their down as they begin their transition into young swans.
3. A young swan in the Erewash Nottingham Canal.
During our countryside walk the sun went in and around midday the morning light loses saturation, so atmospheric pictures with tones and soft shadows become less likely. I prefer to shoot in early morning and late afternoon light, but avoiding midday is not always possible. The image above is a tin storage shed surrounded by brushwood, thicket and a pond, I took it around noon with no sun and looked lack lustre so I decided to give it a revamp in photoshop.
5. Horse Portrait.
I love this horse’s portrait, I haven’t been into the countryside for a long time and it was good to meet and stroke some friendly horses on our journey.
6. Red Berry Church
An extra image as I couldn’t decide not to include this shot of St Catherine’s church in the village of Cossall which is renowned for the author D.H Lawrence born in Eastwood Nottingham, who was engaged to Louie Burrows 1910 a teacher who lived in Church Cottage next door to St Catherines. The Cossall village features in the D.H Lawrence novel ‘The Rainbow’.
Thats busy October done looking forward to the new year already.
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