Red on Green
I'm all over the place at the moment. Blogger wasn't loading images, links not linking and the CDP was down. Anyone else have these issues? Just help me to know if it's just an island problem or universal. So image of the cuff again. Basically the first one that would load. Doesn't look at all like the pub I wasn't trying to upload!
Poyll Dooey nature reserve is on the turn. Only just touched Sept, barely Autumn, yet the leaves are starting to loose their greens tones and give way to russets, reds, yellows and golds. I hate the weather but it's my favourite season to photograph. I'm not a flower photographer but I am a leaf photographer.
Autumn(fall) is the only season I would advise images to be predominately colour as opposed to b&w.
You can't tell it's autumn in a monotone. Red, yellow and green, need to be seen. A daffodil can be b&w. You know it's a spring flower, so you can pinpoint the season. Not so an autumn leaf. It needs to be seen in all it's glory loud and proud, showing off it's glorious autumn attire. This was a portrait lens, not a macro. I wanted to keep the soft focus underneath the leaf for depth of field and to have the image unbalanced. Hence the weight of the image is crammed with foliage on one side. A tight crop would would be nice, but it wouldn't put the image in context of it's surroundings.
Remember all those motorbike images from the summer, the Isle Of Man TT Road Races. Well if find yourself in Brazil(well you never know!) take a peek in a magazine called "Motocation," you may recognise two images from the blog. Yes, Baboohka's images are in there for a special about the TT Road Races. Sometimes you take a image, forget it and it turns up months later. Even better they used one for the index list, the lead shot. By the way, if you do sell your images to a magazine always ask for two copies, you may get one, I got three.
Gary has been a naughty boy and uploaded an image about the "lipstick on a pig" Obama comment on his other blogs
BARKER BITES BACK!