ARCHIVE 408 – OAK

 

 


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Backlit Oak leaves in our garden; 27 June 2009.

I’m a complete sucker for backlit leaves, and lucky to have a rather wild garden in which live several trees >>>  >>> >>> and do you know, for some reason, it means much more to me to say that these trees LIVE in our garden, rather than that they are merely growing there – to me, it makes them seem more alive, more like friends perhaps – certainly beings that are held in at least the same esteem as a particularly treasured cat or dog would be.  So do I touch and talk to these trees >>> of course I do!!!  It is an extremely gentle and above all peaceful thing to do – you should try it!

All of these trees except the two Apples are naturally seeded: in the case of our favourites – two Oaks and a Hazel – quite possibly by Jays and squirrels burying nuts and acorns as winter food stores.  All three of these favourites are now about 15 years old, and we have watched them grow from the tiniest of saplings.  We are dwarfed by them now.

This is a sprig on the Upper Oak (i.e. the one at the top of the garden).  I’ve exposed for the backlit leaves, and made sure (pre- and post-capture) that the background is dark and unobtrusive.  And if we’re coming at it from design, the sprig goes left to right across the image, as it does in real life.

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Technique:  D700 with 24-120 Nikkor lens at 120mm; 400 ISO.

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OUTER SUBURBS 109 – FOGGY MORNING 4 (MONO)

 

 


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Trees, fog, stillness, depth.

There are earlier foggy morning pictures here: 1 2 3 .

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Monotone film simulation; south Bristol; 17 Apr 2019.
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SOMERSET LEVELS 335 – LOOKING UP, BESIDE PILLMOOR DROVE

 

 


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Walking along Pillmoor Drove, in total peace and solitude.  Taking my time in this lovely quiet spot, looking at anything and everything through the eyes of two cameras.

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Technique: X-T2 with 10-24 Fujinon lens at 15mm (equiv); Lightroom, using the Astia/Soft film simulation; Pillmoor Drove, on the Somerset Levels south of Wells; 26 Apr 2019.
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OUTER SUBURBS 45 – AUTUMN 10

 

 


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Autumn with chocolate wrapper!  Maybe the last of this autumn mini series … well, it was taken just after the end of meteorological autumn but, apart from the wrapper, we are looking at autumn’s debris – in fact this was again taken beneath the huge Horse Chestnut tree in Church Lane, like this earlier shot .

The chocolate wrapper drew my eye because its curved shape is taken up by the bright green leaf below it, to almost form a semi-circle.  And the carpet of dead leaves is richly coloured and glistening: everything had been drenched by overnight rain.  The small bright green leaves at lower left help balance the composition: cover them with your finger to see what I mean.  And there’s also the inverted ‘V’ shape made by the long, thick, brown twigs that intersect (one above, one below) with the right hand end of the wrapper.

There are earlier autumn posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to further enlarge it – recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Natural film simulation; south Bristol; 3 Dec 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 44 – FROSTY MORNING (MONO)

 

 


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Along the roadside, on a cold morning.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto the image to open another version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 57mm (equiv); 1,000 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Strong Infrared Low Contrast preset and adding a light selenium tone; south Bristol; 22 Nov 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 40 – AUTUMN 9

 

 


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Autumn – low angle sunlight rakes across the textured pavement that alerts visually disabled people to a pedestrian crossing.

There are earlier autumn posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 65mm (equiv); 640 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 13 Nov 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 39 – AUTUMN 8

 

 


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Autumn: leaves from a Horse Chestnut tree, and a tail feather from a Woodpigeon.  This is the towering Horse Chestnut, in Church Lane, shown here .

There are earlier autumn posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 .  Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 91mm (equiv); 500 ISO; flash; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 30 Oct 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 34 – AUTUMN 6

 

 


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Autumn at the park: a wideangle view of the park’s railings and their shadows, with the park’s grass on the left and the pavement outside the park on the right; original camera angle.

Get inside this image >>> click onto it to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to further enlarge it – recommended.

There are earlier autumn posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 250 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 10 Oct 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 29 – AUTUMN 3

 

 


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Autumn on the pavement.  Beside the park railings.  Caught by the rays of the rising sun.

There are earlier autumn posts here: 1 2 .

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto the image to open another version in a separate window, and click onto that image to further enlarge it – recommended.

Technique: TG-5 at 100mm (equiv); 250 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 10 Oct 2018.
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OUTER SUBURBS 25 – STREET SCENE 3: INVASIVE SPECIES

 

 

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Green leaves against a blue fence, rescued for posterity – days later, a tidy householder had decided that this living thing was making the place look untidy, and duly sent it to meet its (probably none too pleased) Maker.

There are earlier Street Scene posts here: 1 2 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Each will open in a separate window.

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Technique: TG-5 at 91mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Natural film simulation; south Bristol; 31 Aug 2018.

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