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My Autumn Photo Walk
Sat 30-Oct-10
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See the link to my slide-show here.  I was out and walking for over an hour and only stumbled twice. As soon as I set off the wind got up, of course. roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Sat 30-Oct-10
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Gorgeous TA! Just gorgeous!

Why is Autumn so beautiful, and so forlorn at the same time?

No, its not a joke set up, just a rhetorical question. big_laugh

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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I know exactly what you mean Michelle, a sense of dying but with such splendour.

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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wave Absolutely beautiful TA.  I hope you are having a rest now.  big_hug

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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I most certainly am Danuta, in bed with a cup of tea and a banana sandwich beside me, well half of each inside me now...wink

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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Wonderful snapshot of Autumn - welldone   TA. !!!

(And  welldone for remembering to take your camera with you - something I often forget ...  big_laugh  )

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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Ah, but I planned to go out to take photos, that way I didn't forget the camera.  I really should learn more about what my camera can do, I just use it on Auto or Normal...roll_eyes

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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Sadly, I can only manage a simple digital camera - not very technically-minded, me ... I would love to be able to take close-ups - some of your leaves show a lot of detail, whereas mine would just be blurred. thumbs_down

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Mine is a basic digital Fuji Finepix S5700, mine is all black.  I've had it for two years and never actually sat down to study it.  It will do close-ups and video.  I thought that a lot of my shots would have been out of focus since the minute I started shooting the wind got up, but the fast shutter speed must have compensated.

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Sat 30-Oct-10
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Some wonderful colours TA, love the avenue lined with trees.

I don't find autumn forlorn at all as I always think of winter as a resting time, kind of like a pregnant pause. A time when flashes of sunshine and gleaming skies are all the more precious for not happening as often. A time of reflection.

A poem I wrote a few years ago sums up my thoughts, it is here but you have to scan down it for the poem cheers

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JoannaS said:

Some wonderful colours TA, love the avenue lined with trees.

I don't find autumn forlorn at all as I always think of winter as a resting time, kind of like a pregnant pause. A time when flashes of sunshine and gleaming skies are all the more precious for not happening as often. A time of reflection.

A poem I wrote a few years ago sums up my thoughts, it is here but you have to scan down it for the poem cheers


wave  Wonderful description Joanna  and I love your poem too especially the last verse.  It is so poignant   .magic

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JoannaS said:

A poem I wrote a few years ago sums up my thoughts


 

Read it, loved it. Beautifully expressed Joanna, thanks for sharing it with us. magic indeed!

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Thank you, glad you liked it smile

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They are some nice autumn photos, TA. Not managed to get out taking photos myself yet.

I saw a good display of autumn colour when I was driving yesterday, a series of trees which seemed to be alternating between various shades of green/yellow/orange. Of course there was no chance of stopping the car and taking a photo frown

I don't know anything about the fuji finepix, but when I got my Nikon D40, it took a while to learn the different functions. Even now, most of my photos are taken either in Programme mode (which is basically the same as fully auto but you need to press a button to turn the flash on) or Aperture Priority if I want to choose the depth of field.

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Lovely photos, TA. welldone I've been looking at digicameras on the Web and have earmarked the Fuju Finepix as a distinct possibility when cash is a bit more ready.  I hope it's beginner friendly as my photo-taking experience is invariably Point-Shoot-B***er!angry  Hence no camera for some while now. However, looking at all the photos that get posted on the Forum are persuading me to try-try-try-again.

Lovely poem, Joanna. welldone Do you write often?  I used to be part of a creative writing group, but haven't done anything for a couple of years, now. One of my 'starter' interests that has fizzled for the time being.

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