After a number of days of wind and rain we were blessed with a warm, humid and dry day and I decided to retrace my steps along the woodland walk at Skinidin. I intended to focus on the images and colours of autumn, and to do this using intentional camera movement, to try to reveal the essence of this time of year in Skye. With this sort of photography, it is very much about experimentation and trial and error. I have decided to present my efforts as colour images, given that one of the essential features of autumn is colour – although we are a little way off the splendid display of autumn leaves – the heather is at its best and some of the last vestiges of the summer flowers such as Rosebay Willowherb and Crocosmia are still in evidence. I like to see this panel as a presentation of my Autumn Impressions.
I have struggled with the post-processing of these images but have tweaked the vibrance and saturation, clarity and the S curve and have added a minimum vignette.
In terms of the images themselves, and as a note to myself, I need to try manual focus and a slightly narrower aperture next time.
I think the images of the heather are quite interesting (images 3-10) and have some promise. However my Image of the Week is Autumn Impressions 13. Do let me know your thoughts.
My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
I enjoyed and liked all of this weeks Autumn Impressions. All have specific, differing qualities. An excellent set.