Saturday, 27 October 2012

Well in the throws of Autumn...

I've done some posting about getting "Autumn Happy" and gaining "Autumnal Balance". Well we're well in the throws of autumn right now and I am simply adoring the season this year! I always do but as photography is becoming more and more of a medium for me to absorb things I really feel like this year I have a serious tool for celebrating it.

I may or may not have mentioned this but one of the reason why we bought our house is that, although we are reasonably central to a large town and we are on a new build estate, the builders spared a strip of woodland and it's right in front of our front door. Apparently it's to conserve some endangered toad species (of which I have never seen though it's a huge goal to find one and take some AWESOME toad portraits!) well here's some Autumnal celebrating from the wood outside my front door...
Leaves of change...

Leaves dropping and we start to think about the W word...

More leaves...

The stuff that's making that brilliant CRUNCH under your feet...

Snail trails...

I'm not sure this is a "good photo", I created sharper images, but I love the pop of the amber against the light background...

Beautiful fungus...

I LOVE this, the shapes and the structure, it looks like a sculpture or architecture. Couldn't this totally be an opera house...?

I like the layering of "blur"...

And all of a sudden PURPLE is added to our Autumn palette... 

Leaves collect at the kirbs... (and less idyllically, on my doorstep...)

From where things decay, new things grow... Round and around we go... (little LOL to myself... It's %$@£ing mushrooms Charlie, get a grip)

23 comments:

  1. really great photos! thanks for sharing!

    Helene in Between

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  2. You've captured late fall quite nicely. Some of those 'shrooms are gorgeous colors.

    Thanks for sharing with YSB this week.

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    1. Oh aren't they! Right outside my door and I had never seen them until I got my camera out! :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures. That is why Fall is my favorite season. So much to see. Great job capturing it!

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    1. Hi Verna! Thank you, what a lovely compliment! It's my favourite too :D

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  4. Beautiful macros -- thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best.

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  5. Wonderful mushrooms. Great post, it seems autumn is too short.

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    1. Isn't it! I feel like I have barely got in to it and BOOM winter is coming! :/ Happy Sunday :)

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  6. Love photos!! At last i have found your blog and am now following you. I don't really understand this Google + and would rather post on blogger. Maybe you will follow me on blogger ........xx

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    1. Hi Linda! I believe I am following you on blogger :) under Charlie Alexander, hope you have a lovely Halloween :) xxx

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  7. your photos are lovely !! i love the opera house fungus !! I'd love to take up photography properly, I think perhaps when I have a 3 month break in the summer from university I may upgrade my camera and do a class. It's something I've always wanted to work on.
    http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi My Froley! There are some seriously helpful photography blogs out there if you do want to take it up... I use "I heart faces" a LOT for tips, inspiration etc Let me know if I can help? :D

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  8. I've been seeing more mushrooms lately, too.
    Your photos of them are great!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. Hey Lea! Thanks so much I'm glad you enjoyed them! :D

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  9. Love, love, love your autumn photo journal. So many perfect macros of such interesting specimens. Can't wait to see what you do with that "W" word! :-)

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    1. Hi Faye! Thanks a lot! Such a compliment! I'm excited for winter too! FC for some good snow days! :D

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  10. Lovely collection of fall photos.

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    1. Thank you so much Gunilla! I'm so pleased you like them :D :D :D

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