Couldn’t believe it, yesterday (Friday) was beautiful and sunny, so many dull days here in my part of the UK lately. Thought I’d make the best of it and take a walk to the University Botanic Gardens. I needed the exercise and wanted to get some images of the autumn colours, I packed my Sigma DP1 digital and Olympus OM101 film camera.
Here are some of the digital images from the Sigma, I’ll be getting the film shots processed next week.
These were just in from the entrance.
Lovely Greens again, this shot was an HDR.
While I was admiring this lovely Maple a women came and stood next to me and commented on the beautiful colour. I turned to speak to her and was immediately stunned by her lovely Grey eyes, I was lost for words, if you knew me you would laugh as I am not noted as being the quiet sort, even though I think I am.
I even managed to get my Fungi fix !
and Blue skies.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the film images will look like.
The skies turned a soft Orange colour today, it’s the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia. Fortunately the wind speeds are not too high in my part of the UK, but other parts of the country have not been so lucky. The Orange skies are apparently being caused by the debris and dust from forest fires in Portugal and Spain.
I had just cut the lawn for (hopefully) the last time this year, the camera’s white balance had a bit of a job getting it right.
The fungi are quite orange in colour anyway but the light gave them a lovely glow.
It was a lovely day today in the UK so when my cats went into the garden for their territory check I followed them out. I was surprised to see the mushrooms on my lawn, I’m sure they weren’t there at the beginning of the week.
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