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Runmonty
06-09-2013, 08:06 PM
We have just had our warmest Autumn on record (I was still picking tomatoes last week). The problem with this is that the trees forgot they were supposed to drop their leaves. Finally this week they have realised it is Winter and have started Autumn a bit late. I headed out this weekend to catch it before it disappeared.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8558/9001606694_e323671841_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9001606694/)
Autumnal trees (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9001606694/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9001600842_c14d7f685d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9001600842/)
Autumn - Botantic Gardens (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9001600842/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9000427325_4b5ba6f986_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9000427325/)
Autumn trees (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9000427325/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/9000410545_7b269947cd_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9000410545/)
Window (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/9000410545/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

ewaizel
06-10-2013, 01:34 AM
Beautiful colors. I love autumn. I like your perspective in #1. Feels really strange for people in the northern hemisphere to have these pictures around this time of the years. It is probably quite normal for you.

mbrager
06-10-2013, 01:44 AM
These are cool. I'd love to see some macros or closer shots. Really like the last one, great window shot and reflection.

Marko
06-10-2013, 10:22 AM
Nice set RM! Really like that last image!

taffy
06-10-2013, 07:06 PM
Great set. I like the composition of no 3

Runmonty
06-10-2013, 09:16 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I always find it interesting to see which shots other people prefer.


Feels really strange for people in the northern hemisphere to have these pictures around this time of the years. It is probably quite normal for you.

It is what it is, and yes it is what we are used to. I think the biggest difference is around Christmas time. I recall last year HBG showing a thermometer at something like minus 40 C and we were having a plus 43 C day.

Realist
06-12-2013, 12:01 AM
Very vivid, and very nice light. Number 2 sort of reminds me of the movie, "What Dreams May Come."

Runmonty
06-12-2013, 03:20 AM
Very vivid, and very nice light. Number 2 sort of reminds me of the movie, "What Dreams May Come."

Thanks Realist. It was the dappled light that attracted me to the second shot (although it took a while for the woman to move into it). I actually tried a HDR version of this, but the colours were just too punchy and I rejected.

I am not familiar with that movie and will have to check it out.

Barefoot
06-14-2013, 10:11 AM
They're all really nice, but I like the second one best.

JustinRyan215
06-15-2013, 07:59 AM
I love the second shot and the last shot! Both are beautiful!

Also, I must admit, when I read the thread title, I thought, " hmmm, autumnal color in June? He must have found some old shots from last year..."
But then I remembered that these interwebs are capable of connecting the whole world!

Justin

Runmonty
06-15-2013, 11:37 PM
They're all really nice, but I like the second one best.


I love the second shot and the last shot! Both are beautiful!

Thank you gentlemen - The second is my favourite too


Also, I must admit, when I read the thread title, I thought, " hmmm, autumnal color in June? He must have found some old shots from last year..."
But then I remembered that these interwebs are capable of connecting the whole world!


Just keeping you on your toes :)

Hillbillygirl
06-16-2013, 07:05 AM
I like every one of them for their distinct angles/comps.

Would love to see that second one with the green tree on right cropped out to make the whole scene about the interaction of the girl with the awe/splendour of the colours above her. (then frame it!)

Runmonty
06-16-2013, 08:20 PM
I like every one of them for their distinct angles/comps.

Would love to see that second one with the green tree on right cropped out to make the whole scene about the interaction of the girl with the awe/splendour of the colours above her. (then frame it!)

Thanks so much HBG.

I know what you mean about the crop and the tree on the right . I struggled with it when I was doing initial processing, and tried a few different crops but couldn't get anything to work any better than this version. I tried vertical and square, and cropping right & top with the same 2 x 3 aspect, but couldn't get anything I liked. I decided to leave the tree on the right as a border. If you have a suggestion as to where to crop please feel free to let me know or have a play and post it back here. FYI the original version included the top of the tree, more of the tree on the right and just a little more at the bottom.

Iguanasan
06-16-2013, 11:24 PM
It is weird for me to be seeing the autumn colours too but then again I bet it's weird for you to see 'em when we're posting them! :)

That being said, they're lovely. Number 2 is my favourite with the suggested crop and the last one is just all kinds of awesome.

Runmonty
06-17-2013, 01:10 AM
Thanks mate for the comment and the suggested crop. Will have a play tonight

Runmonty
06-17-2013, 06:41 AM
Either of these any better?

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Realist
06-17-2013, 08:16 AM
of the two edits I think the first one is a stronger composition.