Friday, 17 October 2008

Photostory Friday - The Colour of Autumn

PhotoStory Friday
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Don't be fooled by the title. It isn't red, yellow, russet or gold. Oh no, that's not the colour of autumn round these parts.

I decided that for Photostory Friday I would take my camera out and about and photograph the colours of autumn. So last weekend daughter and I set off for Dunham Massey (whilst husband was at the football, of course) and prepared to take photos of russet, gold and bronze trees and leaves. However, when we got there, not only had the River Bollin flooded the car park and we had to wait to get in to the place, when we did get in most of the trees were still green!

However, in amongst the unobliging green trees I spotted a gnarled, dead tree. It was reaching for a sky which was a fantastic colour of blue. So blue it was almost unbelievable. So that is my colour of autumn.


I promise there is no photoshopping going on here:


30 comments:

Maggie May said...

Fantastic!
Looks like it is reaching out for help!
You'd think the sky belonged to the Mediterranean.
Strange how our seasons have totally changed in England.
Makes you wonder what will come next!

Loved the photo.

Cecily R said...

That's the most amazing sky I have ever seen...WOW!!!

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, what a neat looking tree.. and that sky is amazing..

gigi said...

I really love this picture. I bet it would get a big ~A~ from my photo teacher!

WORKING MOM said...

Lovely. I bet that tree has a long story to tell. And the sky is gorgeous.

Deb said...

great story! there's plenty of the old red/orange/yellow foliage standbys circulating. this is much more interesting. poor tree.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great shot!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Awesome. Awesome photo.

I took one like this one time but the blues were not this bright!

CrackerJacks said...

Wow, and no editing needed! That photo turned out fantasic! I am a huge tree photo fan! I have several hanging through my house too. I especially love the foggy ones.

Great job!

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AVT Coach said...

Leave it to you to see the gift everywhere you go! I do love that blue. We all need to look up more often!

Hannah Noel said...

Thats so beautiful and serene!

That girl

Suburbia said...

What a stunning photo :)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

CC said...

That is. amazing. Wow!

Chris said...

That is a fantastic shade of blue!
I love dead trees. I really do -- photographically speaking, of course.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

very very nice photo!

Reluctant Housewife said...

What a great shot! I love the blue.

The sweater is from The Gap, so I assume it is available in the UK. :)

Carol said...

What an exquisite photograph, I'm in awe.

Working mum said...

Reluctant - thank you! We've got a Gap in the Trafford Centre, here I go!

rosiero said...

What a fabulous picture. That sky is sooooo blue.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful blue sky

Lehners in France said...

Dunham Massey! Wow you are in my neck of the woods! I used to love watching the deer. Beautiful photo, I love the clean edges of the tree next to the sky. Well spotted. Debs x

david mcmahon said...

Looks almost like an Australian 'scape. Beautiful colour and composition.

Ernest de Cugnac said...

lot's of comments wm. people do like pictures though, and it's a good one.

Polly said...

Sensational. What a wonderful shot

Stacie said...

oh that is beautiful!

Claire Sutton said...

I agree with David, it looks like a photo taken in Australia. The blue sky and the clearness of the light are not something that you'd except in the NW of England in October. Well done you!

cheshire wife said...

Amazing photograph.

Congratulations on your Authorblog Post of the Day nomination

lmerie said...

Over from Davids . . .

I sometimes forget how great a leaveless tree can be! What a beautiful sky!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

another good image you are getting good eh? and obviously enjoying it...