I have been wandering around lately looking for the colours of autumn. Around North Yorkshire there is no shortage of sweeping vistas with lots of colour at this time of year, and I have been photographing some of them, but I decided to look at the smaller picture. I wanted to capture the colours but without the huge landscape.
Here are four pictures I made recently and a couple from 2009 (the tree roots full of fallen leaves and reflections) when I did something similar.
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I’m with you on this philosophy of capturing the smaller picture. That third image is superb – like octopus tentacles reaching out.
The third picture was taken at The Strid on the Bolton Abbey estate. I had spent some time photographing the river crashing through the Strid and had packed up to move on. Then I remembered some good advice I had received . . “When you’re done, look behind you, look all around you, look up and look down.” That’s when I saw this shot at my feet!