Tag: leaves

The Leaf Ninja & ‘Yes, they’re real’ Seb: Oh, look, it’s a… a… er… SOMETHING! Hiding in the trees! The original concept for this photo was to have me laying on the ground, my face covered in leaves, with just my eyes visible. Turns out the big-leaf trees aren’t shedding yet. And covering a head the size of mine in beech leaves is pretty hard… So I did the only thing a man can do in such a situation. I…

Autumn Bursts Forth & Twister Seb: Hey, guess what, it’s AUTUMN. If last week didn’t make that clear, hopefully this does. I’ve never actually seen chestnuts still clutching onto the tree like this — normally they’re scattered about underneath the tree! I was actually out to take some photos of the trees themselves — there’s a beautiful avenue of ancient chestnuts nearby which I thought would look good at sunset. We’re talking proper, thousand-year-old gnarled and twisted trees that have…

Silver (and orange and gold) Birches & Skirts, Knitwear, Coats (Click each photo for a larger version) Seb: I told you I’d be photographing Autumn (Fall)! I tried some oaks, some beeches… but none of them were quite autumny enough! The silver birches were the first trees to go truly ‘autumnal’ in our garden; beautifully golden and yellow, every gust of wind blowing yet another handful of leaves fluttering from bough to ground. I almost took a photo from the…

I think I like this one. It’s not an AMAZING photo, but it’s interesting. I’m not quite sure why the depth of field is quite so shallow… might be because there was a lot of reflected light into the camera. Anyway, if you know your foliage, you’ll be able to identify this is a honeysuckle plant! It’s a long way off budding though, as they don’t usually flower for another few months. The leaves are usually a rather dull red…

Gah, that was way too poetic… Well, perhaps if I just leave poetry in the titles, and not in the actual entries… Anyway, another photo, of some daffodils in the wrought iron window boxes that we have here on our estate (the blue blur is some kind of thermometer on the wall, I think… but I’m not sure! That’s the magic of macro shots and forced depth of field:  ‘Guess that blur?!’) It also might be the last time I…

<Insert all sorts of poetic stuff about how life is cyclic, and how the seasons perfectly represent human life, etc., etc.> Once Spring hits England, all hell breaks loose and everything goes a truly fantastic, citrusy shade of green for a few months. The winter months (basically, October through April…) on the other hand are rather dull. As you’ve seen from my photos of Sussex, the most excitement we see is the occasional frost or, if we’re very lucky, some…