It’s not that I didn’t take any photos over summer, but… as far as uploads go, here’s autumn, from my phone.
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Sometimes you don’t have to go very far to see the beauty of nature and light.
This one was not edited, only cropped. Taken with my iPhone, as I turned into my street returning from the supermarket.
Of course, cropping was essential, here’s what it looked like without the benefit of a zoomlens:
Obviously, the real thing was way better – but maybe it’s good we can’t capture the real thing; we’d stay indoors all day looking at pictures instead of experiencing the fleeting beauty that comes and goes with the seasons.
The photos below were taken yesterday afternoon, a little before sunset.
The last one of the four was very close to sunset, and was after I’d given up on getting a nice sunset over the river, came back down the stairs and back on the bicycle, and looked back. So naturally I stopped again :-)
The weather was all over the place Sunday. It started completely overcast, then the sun came out, then rain, and then the sun again. The only consistent factor all day was the wind. Very windy day!
This time of year I often miss the golden hour because it happens during work hours. It also only lasts about 10 minutes here; a big (otherwise very useful, don’t get me wrong) dyke between the river and my house is blocking the light…
And is it me, or is the light really more golden in autumn than it is in summer? For the ten minutes I get to see it coming through my windows, it certainly seems to be.
Mist is just the best and easiest backdrop to work with ;-)
Contrary to what the facts may indicate, I haven’t given up on photography just yet ;-)
I also didn’t stop taking photos, I just couldn’t be bothered to pick out the best ones and edit and post them.
And I still can’t.
But… I’ve decided to make it easier to get photos posted here, as I really do want to keep photographing and try to get better at it.
I found that the one thing I’ve always got with me, even when running a 5 minute errand around the corner, is my phone. It’s not a dSLR, but it takes photos. It’s also a lot lighter and smaller than my D5000, and much less hassle to get out for a quick snap of something.
Some people might call it lazy (and maybe it is!), but after taking a photo with it, I can apply a one-click filter that comes close to what I sometimes add with 20 minutes of curves fiddling in PhotoShop.
So, the plan is to get back to regular posting from now on, and I’m starting with some of the photos I took today on my bike ride in the hot summer sun. Yes it’s October, but the weather clearly forgot to check the calendar the last couple of days! :-)
By the way, if you’re on Instagram, you can see all the photos there (I’m locusmeus) – I won’t post each and every one here on the blog.