Today’s pair of images were taken just four minutes after the pair in my previous post (see Long Shadows).
In the meantime we had turned a corner to walk down this avenue of trees and the late afternoon light was now filtering through the trees, and as a result was softened although still had that wonderful warmth to it. What really made me take this image was the group of three people at the far end of the avenue, perfectly placed thanks purely to our timely arrival. They completed the composition.
Two versions of this view for you to compare and enjoy. Another example, in my opinion, of how black and white images can create differing versions of what we see. The colour one is a soft late autumn ‘scape, a pastoral scene perhaps. The B&W emphasizes the forms, shapes and perspective and particularly the light. That little bit of extra contrast that B&W allows, but which would make the colour version too harsh, changes the mood.