The well-trodden path

An autumn walk among the fallen leaves on the riverside path in Chiswick, west London.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Frank’s theme this week is ‘Focus’. We’re all supposed to try and get our images pin-sharp, apparently, but sometimes a little judicious out-of-focus or bokeh seems to make the focus stand out even more.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

This trail, running through the woods at Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland, looks especially striking with its carpet of autumn leaves:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian

For this week’s Tuesday Challenge, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! has set the theme of ‘quotidian’, in the sense of the normal everyday that could, in photographic terms, repay a closer view or a different perspective.

What could be more humdrum than a drain, you may wonder? But this drain-cover in the gutter of a street in Chabanais is surely worth a second glance, not only for the interesting structure of the ironwork, but also for the contrast provided by the autumn leaves that have become trapped in it.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Nature

The 52 Week Photo Challenge is back after its brief year-end hiatus and the topic for Week 22 is ‘Nature’. That’s certainly something that leaves plenty of scope, but I decided to go with something that’s typical for the time of year.

This is a detail from one of the oak trees in my fields. We are in the depths of winter, so obviously last year’s leaves are dead, but at the same time you can see the buds that will produce new leaves when spring arrives.

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Nature

WPC: ‘It’s Not This Time of Year Without…Frost’

We’ve had a couple of frosty days over the past few weeks. So that’ll be November then:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time of Year

Tuesdays of Texture: Autumn Leaves

For my latest contribution to Narami’s Tuesday of Texture challenge at De Monte Y Mar, this is a photograph I took only last Sunday afternoon on a stroll around our local village. Plenty of textures here, as autumn leaves pile up on the tarmac against this old metal gate:

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