Autumn. I love Autumn for so many reasons, it’s not too hot or too cold, the Autumn colours are a perfect combination of beautiful muted earthly colours with striking red, yellow and orange highlights. As the changing leaves fall to the ground they create a stunning carpet of contrasting colours leaving you with that warm fuzzy feeling of comfort and love.
The main reason I love this time of year is for the beautiful light that is seen in the ‘golden hour’. Whether you photograph landscapes or people the ‘golden hour’ lighting ie. late afternoon dusk or early morning dawn is the best light you could ask for – it simply glows with a wonderful golden haze.
The air is fresh and crisp with a hint of winter drawing close, the light is stunning and there really is no excuse but to get out into nature and capture beautiful natural photos.
I recommend looking for those gorgeous contrasting autumn colours, shooting the sun-flares, capturing reflections, seeking the golden light whereever it falls.
Remember you do have to look and find the light, look from all directions, look high and low and once you find it you will fall in love, just like I did.
When out in the golden hour make sure you experiment – My close friend Sheryn of Live in Love Photography was out with me in the ‘golden hour’ with her Lensbaby lens and created some funky photos and with her permission I can share a little of the magic of combining a lensbaby, golden hour and play.
I trust you all had a wonderful and Happy Easter last weekend and you are now enjoying the Anzac Day long weekend. Lest we forget. Where ever you are stay safe and enjoy.
Until next week.