It is the time of the year where the clocks go back, the days shorten and cooler temperatures hinting at winter coming. The highlight of the year for me is the changing of the leaves.
None more extravagant is autumn in Canada and the northern United States. The changing leaves become an orgasm of colour. I tend to photograph the changing colours in Canada with Velvia 50. The film saturates the already vibrant colours – giving them a more intense look and feel.
I find the colours muted in the UK, but nonetheless still beautiful. I was fortunate to spend a weekend at Woodbrooke, the Quaker Study Centre near Birmingham. The grounds of the centre are beautiful, and I had an opportunity to walk around them.
The rustic colours were warming, and added to the peaceful atmosphere of the grounds. It reminded me a little of being in Canada. Although I didn’t have my film camera with me, I managed to get some good photographs with my digital point and shoot. The yellows and reds were the trees equivalent to a warming fire.