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Irresistible colours

There’s something both corny and irresistible about Autumn.

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The yellows and oranges of Autumn are an easy win for photographers. It’s as though we’re programmed to find these hues attractive. It’s like Golden Hour – a scene we would find mundane at any other time is rendered seductive by a touch of gold.

And so Autumn photos easily slip into cliché.

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That said, who am I to resist?

smd_20161030-0139_slideTrish & I took the dog to the local park the other day. I say ‘park’ – it’s a plan d’eau, a wide spot in the river created by a weir and some attached woodland with a mini-golf course. But Cézanne, our sprollie, loves it. He especially likes to swim there.

Autumn has arrived in force. The colours are intense, but I think it’s going to be short-lived with an early leaf drop. I was especially taken with how the glowing foliage was reflected in the water.

So these pictures are about nothing except the enjoyment of colour. And as they’re just a bit of pleasantry, how could I make them more fun? Why, by adding ducks of course!

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There’s a full set of pictures in the St-Fraimbault Autumn 2016 notebook.

 

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