Yesterday we were blessed with another beautiful, albeit cold, day. Time for a visit to the Ashridge Estate – a favourite area of protected woodland, close to Ivinghoe Beacon and Bluebell woods that have been familiar sites for posts on this blog in the past.
Beech Trees produce a beautiful palette of colours in Autumn, they are one of the most eye-catching of British trees. Yesterday I took images in my usual style – getting up-close to the individual leaves – as seen in the previous post. But today I’m going to show you something quite different.
I was struck by the way light was filtering through trees on the edge of the wood – vertical slices of bright coloured light interspersed between the dark trunks of the trees. I wanted to capture that panoramic sweep of the woodland.
But also at the taking stage I had something else in mind. I knew what I would do at the processing stage.
And that was to add motion blur. The image that follows is the result of adding motion blur to the left two-thirds of the previous image.
Finally, in a third image – a different original – I painted back in the foreground leaf litter to provide a slightly different effect.
Do let me know what you think of these images. Remember to click on any image to see a higher quality enlargement.
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