Autumn a time for taking gorgeous photographs

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Autumn magic


“Aye the night’s are fair drawing in” in other words autumn is upon us

Well at last up here in Greenock we are seeing the sun. After such a dismal summer this beautiful autumnal glow is fairly lifting the spirits.  Autumn is by far my favourite time of the year. I love wearing boots and hats and scarves and wrapping up cosy and I like that there’s still a little warmth in the air so walking the dog is joy.

We have such spectacular scenery in the West Coast of Scotland and that coupled with the glorious autumn light makes taking photographs irresistable. The sunsets are almost too red, the leaves are turning fabulous shades of  amber and the golden hour, that time just before the sun says goodnight, really is golden.

This is a great time to take outdoor pictures of your children or pets. The sun in autumn doesn’t get too high for portrait photographs until about 11am and it’s staring to drop again by about 4.30pm. Dress  up in coats and boots and let your children catch the falling leaves or traipse through the piles of leaves that have already fallen.

Why not go bramble (blackberry) picking in the woods near Ardgowan Estate at Inverkip. You could do a photostory, starting with the empty boxes, then a picture of the bushes full of brambles, then one of all the hands picking the brambles, the empty bushes, full boxes, close ups of brambles and even a picture of what you do with them. If you make an apple and bramble crumble save me a bit!

It’s also fun to create sillhouettes with those amazing sunsets. Use graphic objects that are recognisable even in two dimensions, bikes are great for this.

I hope this post has inspired you to go off and create some awesome autumn memories for yourself.