Photographing Autumn in Devon; woods rivers sunsets and beech leaves

There have been some great sunsets and I have been waiting in the field across the road to capture them when the time is right!

I had a nice shoot yesterday (30th October ) near Creason wood Dartmoor

Rainbows, Rivers and leaves October 2012

This blog installment is to share the images I have taken over the weekend…   On Saturday dodging the showers, I walked across to my local haven, a field, five minutes walk away from my flat.   En route I saw a marvellous rainbow and managed to capture it…     I walked to the field and the hedge was being lit up by the Autumn sun and I caught some close up shots of leaves, including oak and bramble.

On Saturday me and my partner went up to the edge of Dartmoor to Pork Hill car park to take advantage of the amazing skies yesterday


Today I went to Shaugh Prior (in the rain) and took some pictures of the river Plym and also a self portrait:)


Rain Roots Trees And Falling Leaves Photographing The Autumn In Devon

I made a brief visit to the Walkham Valley this week to photograph the beginning of the Autumn colour.
The beeches here in Devon make excellent turning colour material….

I managed to get a few nice shots of the river at an angle with the roots of a beech in the foreground and a view out to the River Walkham. In terms of techinical data, I used 100-200 ISO and a smallish aperture (f22).

I also wrote a quick poem to go with images:

I love the quiet whispering of trees
And the winding of rivers
When you feel sorrow
Breathe a breath with the trees
And exhale with the rivers
And feel the peace they can bring
There is compassion in their branches
And quiet laughter in their leaves
RB 9/10/2012

It’s nice to be inspired by wonderfully wild places such as these:)

Leaves, berries, river, roots and photographing the start of the Autumn.

I realise it has been a while since I last wrote a blog and I have been out and about taking what the season has to offer in and around Dartmoor.

I visited Bere Ferres last week and got some nice shots of the hawthorn berries by the estuary:

I love time of year when the light shifts and so many plants are backlit and are turning wonderful colours 🙂
I wandered across to the field near to my flat on Sunday to take soem of the newly turning leaves in the Devon hedgerow.

I also captured a couple of small snails curled up on a bramble leaf :

On Sunday I also went to Magpie Bridge, near Horrabridge where the Walkham river runs through this lovely valley.
It was a dark cloudy day so I thought I would capture some moving water with the help of my tripod under the canopy of trees.

The chestnut leaves turning above caught my eye and I stopped quickly to take them.
I found a nice viewpoint by the Walkham river by an old beech that had a lovely root system. I kept the tripod at ground level and moved around the scene a bit before I framed a nice shot at f11 with an exposure time of four seconds.

I will also include the colour version of this shot below, although I think the texture in the subject matter lends itself to a black and white conversion.