Autumn in pictures - photographer Mike Kipling revels in the season's colours
PUBLISHED: 19:47 12 November 2010 | UPDATED: 11:56 28 February 2013
One of the region's leading photographers Mike Kipling revels in the colours of the season
Autumn is the most exciting season for me as a photographer. The period from early October until early December presents the widest of photographic opportunities for lovely images.
The changing colours of the trees, woodland and bracken, the brooding skies promising a taste of winter, the morning frosts and mists, add the widest variety of dimension to our beautiful landscape.
Leaf change varies with tree species and starts in late September with the horse chestnut lasting well into November with beech lime and cherry. After the first heavy frosts in November most leaves fall but these are followed by morning and evening mists which give both a delicacy and drama to the landscape hiding all but the major features. Its a wonderful time to be out and about with a camera.
I travel all over Yorkshire to catch the autumnal mood. Saltwick Bay near Whitby has the October sun rising from the North Sea over Black Nab,Sutton Bank gives a wondrous vista across the Vale of York as the sun sets, the waterfalls of the dales seen through a canopy of colour and the National Trusts Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey water gardens.
Of course like all good landscape photography the better light is early in the morning and the hour before the sun sets when the landscape is lit with a golden aura. But in autumn as the sun sits lower in the sky, photography is better at any time of the day then in the direct sunshine of summer.
Although I use a digital SLR any compact camera will produce good shots. Just make sure you fill the frame with the subject and dont feel shy about taking lots of shots and experimenting with composition.
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