Autumn in Dorset and Hampshire – why are the colours more vibrant this year?

Is it me or is Autumn getting later and later? And getting more and more colourful?

I thought I had missed the colourful season of Autumn but am finding myself in November transfixed by the golden autumn colours in Dorset and Hampshire.

November? I should be preparing for Christmas now not photographing golden autumn colours surely?

I must have been concentrating on my commercial photography work, but now have popped my head out of the window and noticed (possibly the back end of) Autumn 2016 in all its colourful lush golden glory.

I was meant to be working on stock imagery and luminosity masks in November, but have been completely sidetracked by the stunning autumn scenes I find myself in.

The colours seem more vivid and intense this year. Maybe I have just opened my eyes properly to what is out there. I feel like I am seeing in 4K now, having been looking through eyes like an old 14” CRT TV.

It’s a good job this finally hit me. Just in time too as the storms recently down here in Dorset and Hampshire have gone rid of a significant amount of that lovely colourful autumn foliage!

This is a good thing. I am getting some new work I am really happy with. After a lot of architectural and interior photography work it is nice to have a bit of a break and work on some new landscape photography work taken in Dorset and Hampshire.

So in actual terms I am still working on my stock imagery – rather than going though old images I am just creating lots of new ones!

And I have even applied some of my new Lightroom Catalogue management ideas to my new images.

Some – not all.

It is at times like this that I feel that the different strands of my photography world are beginning to come together. As though I actually have a plan.

Now I better stop waffling and get out there before all the leaves get blown off the trees in the storms!

Rick McEvoy Photography Blog

Sunday 27th November 2016

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