MORNING SUN THROUGH THE ROWAN TREE

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We have a number of Rowan trees, or Mountain Ash, in our garden. I love their shape, their autumn berries – which are swiftly gobbled by the birds – and the reminder of wonderful holidays in the Lake District where the Rowans grow in abundance.

Here, I managed to catch the berries with the sun directly behind them, no special filters, just a sparkle of light.

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MORNING WALK

 

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I haven’t been posting lately, life gets in the way sometimes, so the camera has been pretty much mothballed. This shot, of an early morning start to a hike in Derbyshire’s Peak District three weeks ago, was taken with my phone camera. It turned out far better than I had expected it to. The fog and mist, which was very widespread, soon melted away to leave a clear, crisp autumn day, perfect for a walk.

AUTUMN MAPLE LEAF

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It’s a sure sign of autumn when the maples in our garden start to change colour, and although they were not as spectacular this year as they have been previously – losing their leaves quickly in the high winds – this one looked rather good when it was in mid-change from green to red.