This autumn I have been out and about in different woods across the North of England following the development of autumn and the colour changes and the falling of the leaves.
I find that photographing woodland is difficult as you literally have to pick out the wood from the trees and quite often there isn't a lot of space in which to give the image space to breathe. There is usually a lot of clutter vying for it's moment of glory and finding the angle to miss it out isn't easy when you are also working with the available light and making the most of the subject.
Photographing woodland has been trickier than expected as the season arrived sooner in some areas than others and the stormy weather has battered the leaves from the trees and made the red and copper display quite short.
Nonetheless I have enjoyed tramping around in my wellies and I have selected a few of my favourite autumn photographs for this blog. The woodlands include Dufton Ghyll, Manesty at Derwentwater, Dobbin Wood near Ullswater, Hagg Wood and Skipwith Common near York. Most of the leaves are off the trees so I shall be moving onto pastures new. Skipwith Common is a silver birch paradise and I am looking forward to visiting again when the November mists kick in.