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Trees #8

Photo of Autumn tree canopy, Thirlemere, Lake District

The story behind this image

Parked up at the side of Thirlemere, one of the Lake District's less visited areas, on a sunny afternoon in late Autumn must be one of the best places in the world to be at this time of year.

As Liz and I walked through the woods by the side of the lake the low sun filtered through the trees, picking out the edges of tree trunks and giving the warm hued leaves a welcoming glow that I couldn't resist photographing.

Of course, you can't just point your camera anywhere and expect to get a meaningful photo, so I waited until I had a reasonable composition before pressing the shutter release.

On reviewing the image there was a lot of fine detail in the frame that tended to distract from the colours, which were the main reason for taking the photo in the first place.

So a partial application of an 'Orton' effect in Photoshop was the order of the day, which blurred over the fine details and re-emphasised the colours, bringing the final image in line with how Li zand I actually experienced our walk through the woods that lovely afternoon.

Image data

Filename - trees 08.jpg

Camera - Nikon D3100

Lens - 18-55mm zoom @34mm

Exposure - 1/25sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Thirlemere, Lake District

This image - 800x553px JPEG

Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.