Earlier this year I was asked if I could consider becoming the competition administrator for the camera club, and I said yes (in my rather naive mode, haha!).
Lately I've been organising an autumn themed competition for my camera club. Sadly, it coincided with the second lockdown so my own plans for photos had to be ditched since we could only travel within 5 km. In my local area I didn't really know where to find any nice autumn scenes, so I simply decided to not take part myself.
I'm a big fan of the autumn for its colours and beauty - and also for the sense of calm that usually comes with the autumn (during normal years!). There is something about the shorter days and darker evenings that invites me to settle down and focus on the next stage in life. For me, the autumn has always been about reflection and new fresh starts, to a much greater extent than a new year.
I've had many lovely photo walks in the autumn when I lived in Sweden, and I have a nice archive of old photos that are just "gathering dust" (Can they collect dust in a digital folder? Hmm...) so I thought I'd share some with you all.
Except the ivy leaves I posted in my last post I've actually managed to find one more colourful leaf in my area. I didn't like this photo first but seeing it now I like it a lot more, maybe because of the different shades of green in the background that give a nice contrast.
And here are a few from my garden and from my former walks in my area in Sweden. These are from all different stages of my photography "era" and are not necessarily great with the focus in the right places, but I love the colours in them!
We went to Italy in October 2017 to be there during the olive harvest. Sadly it was a bit too early for the most intense colours to be there but I didn't want to risk being there when the true Italian autumn weather (which usually means very heavy rains and generally unsafe) arrived! But some trees had begun to change colours.
I hope to be able to travel to where there are nice colours around here next year. Last autumn I planned to go to Wicklow this year but obviously that wasn't possible. For 2021... well, we'll see how the world is doing when the autumn of 2021 comes.
Stay well and safe everyone and enjoy your Sunday evening.