Thursday, 4 October 2012

Fade from green


Today, in an effort to improve my photography skills I'm joining in with Bumbles and Light who are hosting an Autumn themed photo challenge. Each week there will a prompt to encourage those taking part to get
out there with our cameras and have fun. Although I love taking pictures I'm still a bit of a novice so this seemed an ideal opportunity to pick up some tips whilst enjoying being inspired by the themes of the week. 




This first week's prompt was 'Green/Journey' so living in possibly the greenest part of the entire planet I thought I could probably manage this one. Everything in this bit of the soggy pennines seems to be covered in moss, if the people stood still long enough I'm fairly sure we too would be covered in green hairy coats. It's incredible stuff, bright and springy close up but looking like ancient velvet upholstery covering tree trunks and branches. These pictures were taken at Hardcastle Crags, which feels like the epicentre of this wet and sodden land. It is so beautiful though, with a rushing river complete with stepping stones and acres and acres of woodland.









The trees are still clinging to their foliage and except for one or two trees brightly blazing yellow, leaves were mostly still green. We all love it here so much, if we came every day there would be new things to discover and enjoy.

I'm not sure my photography really captured the day - I really wanted to try and get some mossy loveliness but the day was grey and the light flat...challenging conditions for my untutored eye. I enjoyed the challenge though and am looking forward to taking part again next week.


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20 comments:

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

so beautiful! found you via the nurture challenge, love your pics, its dead on with the challenge theme
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May said...

What a walk in your neighborhood could do for my soul!

Meghan @ Crazy Casa K said...

Beautiful! Love the details...it's totally brown near me right now, so I am very envious!

Satakieli said...

Love the beautiful moss in that second photo, it looks almost ethereal!

Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Fall Challenge, it's great to have you on board :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

What a beautiful place!!!!! I could spend a while there just snapping away.

KitEmbleton said...

Oh, I love those first two images. They're so, so perfect. I can't wait to see what else you submit for the challenge!

Saun said...

Beautiful love the last shot.

Anonymous said...

Dear Selina,
Your words, my darling your words. So lovely, so inspiring, so moving. xx Nicole

Selina Gough said...

Thank you so much lovely lady xx

Selina Gough said...

Thank you, it's a beautiful place.

Selina Gough said...

Thank you so much. Now I'm feeling some pressure!

Selina Gough said...

I know, it's hard to choose just a few images - there are so many things to photograph.

Selina Gough said...

Thanks for inspiring me! It feels really good to have some focus. Looking forward to next week

Selina Gough said...

Thank you. Some might argue it's a little too green around these parts...

Selina Gough said...

It certainly does me good. Whenever it all feels a bit overwhelming I gather up the children and head on out...

Selina Gough said...

Thank you so much. I hope I manage to find plenty to fit the criteria in coming weeks.

Amanda Jillian B said...

Wonderful photos <3

Selina Gough said...

Thank you very much!

Tish said...

What beautiful images!! The last photo is beautiful!! I can just imagine lying there on a blanket, eyes closed and just listening to the water trickling downstream. It looks so peaceful!

Selina Gough said...

Thank you so much. It's a very beautiful place so perhaps that makes it easier? I feel a bit of pressure to do justice to it's lovliness...