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I took this picture of the Milky yesterday, in bright sunlight. It’s not one of my better photographs. You can see how the colours are changing through Autumn though, they are slowly getting lighter.

Woden Road Wednesbury

This is the lake quite close by that I photograph a lot. This was taken in October in much better light. The days were longer and we were still on British summer time. You can see the summer colours,  but some trees change colour quite early giving us reds and yellows.

The Milky Pool Millfields 

This was the Milky in September, it was much greener and the light was much better that day. The Milky is probably so called because there was a water mill there at some time. I can’t find out much about it, but the area is called the Millfields.

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The lake looked different in August too, the sky was blue and the trees very green after all that rain. The colours and the different light makes every photograph different and so it’s worth going back to the same places at different times and taking more shots.

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This photo was taken in May. I like the pale colours of Spring, they reflect the light better. The leaves on the trees are smaller and not so dense and the light is good. The sun was high in the sky and the light reflected more evenly off the landscape.

We have to take what we are given by nature and make the most of it. I will try to capture the colours of Autumn and then the ice, snow and barren landscapes of winter.

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5 responses

  1. Hi Mike, What a veritable rainbow of colours! I’m jealous. Hurricane Sandy blew the autumn leaves off of our trees and today it snowed for the first time. Winter is upon us.

    7, November 2012 at 9:27 pm

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I am a lot more aware of the colours now and the way light reflects off them. I have watched a tree turn red in the past few weeks and then the leaves changed to yellow and fell quite quickly. We have weather that feels like winter, but it’s still Autumn. I think it’s about 10C (50F) today, which is quite good. I photographed frozen trees once when it was -10C ! Early morning tends to be a good time in winter to take photographs, but that’s when it’s coldest. The unspoilt snow early in the morning just after the sun comes up can make for spectacular photographs. I’ve just had my car tested and serviced so hopefully I can get out there and take a few interesting photos even in the cold. I have Raynaud’s syndrome, so have to be careful. My fingers go numb and hurt in the cold but I keep trying!

    Thanks for visiting and make sure you upload some of your photos to your Flickr stream so I can have a go at editing them. 🙂

    8, November 2012 at 9:07 am

    • Wow, Mike, you have quite the challenge trying to shoot pictures in the cold. You can’t wear gloves and expect to operate a camera, but you suffer when you get cold.

      We had snow this week but not enough for photography. I love your trick of adding a bit of blue to snow pictures to increase the impact.

      9, November 2012 at 10:56 pm

      • Hi Carolyn,

        I have edited one of your photos from your Flickr stream; I’ll use that next week. I have some of Simon’s edited too to use next week. I also have one that Fei took. She’s a Chinese student at the local university. I managed to do something usual and artistic with her photo. Next weeks blog should be interesting! 🙂

        10, November 2012 at 8:33 am

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