November 9, 2010


On this day in 1989, Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

Autumn Sun Bath

The sun shone for most of the day about Boyle adding Autumnal radiance to the few remaining leaves that cling to the trees. I've hardly made an attempt to record the changing seasons this year but I've marvelled from a distance at it's splendour. The strong, direct morning sunlight can be difficult for landscapes but can be very flattering for close-ups. The rich colour of these beech leaves against that blue sky could not be passed so easily.
Difficult to believe, but this shot is pretty much off the camera, there was nothing for me to do with it - the vibrancy of the recorded colour is a gift of the technology, not the skill of this photographer.

Photo: Shot with the sun to my back. Lens; 50mm f/1.4 Prime. ISO 100. 1/5000 @ f/1.4