Thursday, 4 December 2014

Autumn Colours 2014

Well another autumn has passed and the trees are mostly bare now save for a few stubborn leaves hanging on. 

Like every year the anticipation for photographing autumn colours begins to build as September comes to an end.  A few very cold mornings coupled with the shorter days and the trees soon begin to turn.  Unfortunately this year started off well, but in Teesdale, a warm band of air, coupled with strong winds and heavy rain soon put paid to any thoughts of capturing an exceptionally colourful year.  

Add in the better part of another 3 weeks lost to back problems, which meant the high mountains were out and things became a tad frustrating.  Still there are always easy walks to help keep the spirit up.  

Teesdale


 The Tees at Low Force in very low flow conditions.  The trees were starting to look good by the middle of October

The south side of Low Force


Wynch Bridge









 A few days later and strong winds and heavy rain soon stripped the leaves from the trees.   Bowlees Beck and Summerhill Force

Summerhill Force and Gibson's Cave

Shorter days coupled with the clocks going back meant plenty of opportunity for shots captured in the dark.  


The falls just above Low Force captured as darkness fell.


Captured a little further upstream in complete darkness.  Don't forget your torch

Lake District
A couple from a grey wet weekend in the Lakes
Lanty's Tarn
  
Clearing skies over Brothers Water 


All images and text copyright David Forster www.bluestoneimages.com 

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