Autumn is creeping up on us in the UK, patchily. It’s a time of the year that has intense beauty in the broad sweep of the country and also in the small detail.
Personally, I prefer the small detail, getting up-close and personal with the foliage or in-close with a longer lens. Drilling down – putting the small intimate detail of the Landsape under the Microscope – which is why I call these images ‘MicroScapes’.
Two images today, neither of them notable for their autumnal colour, but show leaves eaten away and diseased. On borrowed time. There is a strange beauty in the death throes of nature, just like we find beauty in the decay of inner city buildings and rural barns.
Next week, weather obliging, the colours will be here.