Welcome to my second Blog!
With the length of the days shortening at what seems like an alarming rate, the evening "golden hours" for photographs are getting earlier and earlier. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, with the last flashes of colour before the dark, stark days of winter take hold.
Last Thursday was one of those beautiful autumn days, the light was just right, and was calling out for a trip to catch the colours. And so to Lymm Dam, Cheshire.
The beech and oak trees in the woodland around the dam are in full autumn colours now, and the light through the trees accentuated them. I had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon making my way round the reservoir, and took some lovely shots in the woods, and finally some long exposures looking over the water as the sun was setting.
Once the weekend craft fair at Heaton Moor was over, I had time to sit down and take a look at what I shot in Lymm. This part of the process is almost as much fun as being out in the open air taking the shots (almost!).
Looking at my woodland light shots, it struck me that these could work well with the Orton Effect, softening the focus of the leaves to give a slightly ethereal look. I've not used this effect for a while and was quite pleased with the result.
I will be posting these and the rest of the photos from this shoot in my Cheshire gallery over the next few days.
In the meantime, no craft fairs this weekend. The next one will be 24th Nov (details on previous blog post). Plenty to do before then!
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!