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Late Autumn, Low Sun

In the late Autumn in Scotland, the sun is never particularly high in the sky. On clear days it's a time of long shadows and the sun getting in your eyes, as it sneaks under the brims of hats, hoods and sun visors.

From a photographer's point of view though, it also means a lot of back-lighting - silhouettes with rims and halos of light.

Not that you get it very often - this time of year is known more for its wind and rain. Come to think of it pretty much every time of year in Scotland is known for its wind and rain.

However, when its not raining or overcast and the sun is out, then a walk through the woods with the sun low in the sky can be really quite magical.

Below are a few photos I took a couple of weeks back, making the most of last of the Autumn leaves and a sunny day.

As always, click on the photos for slightly larger versions









I'm toying with the idea of setting up a separate space to put my non-people photos. Putting them on my main site isn't really an option - there I need to promote my portraiture and narrative photography and I don't want to confuse matters.

But perhaps a dedicated Facebook page or something might be an option.

Hmmm... watch this space...

9 comments

injaynesworld said...

I love how the light makes the leaves look like they're dusted in pure gold. I would imagine that the photographers has a bit to do with that, too. :) Lovely work, Kim.

Guyana-Gyal said...

That dark background and the sudden burst of gold...nature's special effects!

Has the storm affected you? I saw the news online.

Kim Ayres said...

Jayne - I think there are magical scenes around us all the time in nature, but even when we notice them it's not easy to capture with a camera. Mostly I come home frustrated at being unable to translate the beauty I saw into a rectangle of pixels conveying the emotions I felt. But every now and then I strike lucky :)

Guyana-Gyal - The storm hasn't affected us too much, although one or two old slates must have been moved because I noticed a few drips of water coming down from the bathroom ceiling this morning. Hoping to get that sorted out before the next time it rains...

Hindsfeet said...

hey over there, Kim....

I always enjoy your views, but can I tell you, I miss your writing...your muses.....(that's a compliment, by the way)....well, just thought I'd cast my unsolicited vote there...you have some really interesting wheels spinnin' about in your noggin and I miss riding some o' those trains of thought of yours : )

well, just a thought : )

happy holidays and merry Christmas for your bunch over there m'dear : )

Liz~

Kim Ayres said...

Liz - if you have any ideas/concepts/thoughts you would like me to apply my noggin to, then please suggest and I'll see what I can do :)

allencapoferri said...

Nice.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Allen :)

Pat said...

Such gorgeous colours

Kim Ayres said...

They were rather lovely - I was lucky to get them :)

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