There is something magical about the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. For me, autumn represents a period of change when nature girds its loins for the long and slow descent into winter.
Just occasionally we’re graced with an Indian summer. The extra boost of warmth on our faces this late sun provides give us that last opportunity to secure a dose of vitamin D, but it is with a sense of foreboding that we watch as the trees begin to cast long shadows. These shady places are of course in stark contrast to the “golden light” created from the sun’s position as it steadily becomes pulled ever closer to the horizon, making this a great season for beautifully lit and atmospheric photography.
The season has, almost by default, become defined by its most powerful images: that of leaves changing colour. Whether it be the buttery yellows of birches, the vivid reds of sycamores or the burning gold of beech trees, autumn colour is an ephemeral spectacle that is not just confined to a few choice nature reserves, but a treat that can be seen just about anywhere.
The beauty of technology these days means that you can now create wonderful images, whether you have state-of-the-art camera kit or a just a mobile phone. So enjoy the photographic revolution, get yourself outside and capture the essence of autumn – you won’t regret it!