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"Sauntering Through Autumn"

By RonnieAG
When I want to include folk in my landscapes and after finding the scene in question, I lie in wait behind bushes and when I see suitable candidates appear, I pop out and pretend to be composing my shot, moving around a bit: but the minute they reach the desired spot in the frame, I press the shutter and then lower the camera as if waiting for them to pass by. As they reach me, I raise the camera again as if now taking the shot, allowing them to think I was waiting for them to pass.
So far it has worked without questions being asked.
This was the method used here.

My thanks to all who commented on ever, so much appreciated.


Tags: Autumn Glasgow Walkers Landscape and travel Pollok country park

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 12:11AM
What a beautiful place to wander in autumn ronnie brilliant colours and tones love the conp a cracker nice one Wink

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Nov 2012 12:15AM
Fine colours here Ronnie.
And I like the ''sleeked'' way you get your shots !!
Works well.
7 Nov 2012 12:18AM
Beautiful Autumn Scene Ronnie, like the inclusion of the walkers,
7 Nov 2012 12:33AM
Another fine Autumn image Ronnie nice colours and well composed.
Allen, Smile
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
7 Nov 2012 12:34AM
Such beautiful trees and so well captured Ronnie….Wink

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Nov 2012 12:38AM
Good choice to include people--- I have a vision of you pretending to be one of thse Cheetahs common on here lataely---

A good method, really!
7 Nov 2012 12:41AM
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Nov 2012 3:33AM
Cleverly done re the people thing and what a wonderful place to be either taking a stroll or of course taking photos!

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Nov 2012 4:01AM
Lol!! Ronnie - you sneaky snake you !! I love your explanation - it produces beautiful photos though Smile I really like this image - great photo Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Nov 2012 5:36AM
It gives the pictures an extra dimension with people in it

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Nov 2012 6:18AM
How very discreet you are, Ronnie Wink. Certainly worked with this beautiful composition and capture. Carol
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Nov 2012 6:41AM
A beautiful autumnal scene Ronnie, the walkers add so much to this one. I see that you have mastered the technique used by erstwhile epzer AlanBW in many of his candid shots. No doubt the sly old silverfox the Lifesnapper uses this technique too when photographing young ladies on his travels!Wink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
7 Nov 2012 7:05AM
A brilliant Autumn sceneSmile I've learnt something this morning Ronnie from your explenation.Smile
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:33AM
I do the same thing Ronnie and you've captured this just right. The colour is so rich.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:54AM
Sounds like a very well rehearsed technique and it has certainly worked well with this scene. Well captured and well composed.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:04AM
A photographers method well carried out Ronnie
and a great shot love all the colours and certainly says ..autumn
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:10AM
love it and your write up ...
a lurking tog thats for sure Wink
pity there is a white thin tree in it otherwise it would have been perfect in my eyes.
Tho' you cant change nature ... or can you Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 Nov 2012 8:13AM
Our Autumn has not been so splendid Ronnie, it's late and not enough colour. One day I will be in the North to capture this as you have here Ronnie.Smile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:06AM
Sounds like a case of the ends justifying the means, Ronnie, but if it results in excellent images such as this then it is worth risking being arrested. GrinGrinGrin (just joking)

You sure timed it right Ronnie lovely colours and I do like the people in the shot gives it balance and meaning. nice work. I do the same Ronnie waiting till they have gone, it works for me and for you also

tezquirk 6 27 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:18AM
Lovely colours Ronnie , I think if this was my shot i would have aimed lower to the ground and captured a Portrait frame shot and tried to get more colour from the fallen leaves as well , But you did very well just jumping out from behind the bushes Smile

Regard's Tez
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:18AM
Very nice autumnal scene Ronnie - seems your tactics are working well.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:24AM
An intriguing insight into you technique !!! The result,of course,is outstanding.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:26AM
Your method worked well Ronnie. I normally mount my camera on a tripod and use a remote trigger, and I pretend to be looking at the birds or something in the sky and as soon they're in the frame I pull the trigger.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:41AM
Super image, lovely autumnal colours and great composition

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
7 Nov 2012 9:42AM
Me and my better half saunter through Autumn every day..........blows the cobwebs off..........puts colour in your cheeks........makes you feel good.........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Nov 2012 9:47AM
Yung beat me to it... that's my method with the tripod... act nonchalant with the remote and zap them when in place! Spot on with the composition again, Ronnie.

Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
7 Nov 2012 9:49AM
I like you style Ronnie. Very crafty. Excellent composition and autumn colours....Derek
7 Nov 2012 10:16AM
The skulduggery that is the dark side indeed, missed out on your lamppost hugging so had to turn to a bit of lurking instead oh dear whatever next.
Least it worked out and there still seems to be quite a bit of autumnal colour left in PCP good capture. I quite like Yungs devious way as well

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 10:34AM
I'm laughing at everybody's method's of capturing people in their images.
I've done dodgy things like you all but sometimes I just ask if I want a close up!
Lovely autumn scene again. Isn't POLLOK PARK wonderful! Or is it the man in the bushes?
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
7 Nov 2012 10:46AM
I think I do much the same Ronnie !
A beautiful walk evidently.
So well captured.

You devious devil, but now you've lifted the lid on your technique.

7 Nov 2012 11:08AM
A beautiful composition and a lovely display of autumn colour Ronnie. Your method would be similar to mine
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:22AM
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 12:19PM
What a great method Ronnie. Its a cracking shot especially with the people in it. Lovely autumn colours.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Nov 2012 12:29PM
What a lovely walk in the park..only to be met by a stalker. Good pic and good tale Ronnie.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 1:03PM
This is so funny - I have a wonderful image in my mind of you Ronnie lurking in the bushes and jumping out at the right moment - it's straight out of a comedy sketch!! Smile The only thing you forgot to mention was the nonchalant whistling while you inspect your camera as they pass! I just wish I was there to capture you....! Smile And your technique has worked a treat! I'll have to remember it! The composition is just perfect and the autumnal colours beautiful!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Nov 2012 1:24PM
a beautiful park.. really inviting. the three figures provide a sense of scale and perspective Smile
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 1:38PM
The spirit of autumn in a photo Ronnie, lovely
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 2:22PM
Good timing . Glad your theory is working for you in practice ...Phil
9 10 10 England
7 Nov 2012 2:39PM
I am enjoying sharing the autumn with you Ronnie.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Nov 2012 2:41PM
That's a very sneaky way of candidly photographing people, Ronnie - must remember that, 'cos I always feel self-concious about photographing people like this! Wink
And what a beautiful autumnal capture it is too, a super place for a saunter Smile
Trev Smile
xwang 8 56 8
7 Nov 2012 4:34PM
You really made me laugh.. Ronnie. what a performance..Grin sounds that you are a good actor. I just thought that what it would turn out if Brodie was with you..
Beautiful shot, it's all worth it, the thoughts, ideas, performances.. the jumping up and down in the bush...Grin
7 Nov 2012 6:05PM
A lovely lazy Day image Ronnie, smashing!

John Smile
7 Nov 2012 6:59PM
Autumn captured perfectly Ronnie Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
7 Nov 2012 7:09PM
I find myself somewhat concerned with the thought of you hiding in the midst of the local undergrowth, ready to pounce on unsuspecting passers-by, Ronnie, no matter how innocent your pouncing may be...

Does the title refer to the seasonal aspect of the nature, or to the age of the unknowing participants in your photographic image?

7 Nov 2012 9:21PM
Ronnie, great shot full of those stunning rustic colours......and your comment made me smile after a hard day........nice.

Tibetan 5 3 England
7 Nov 2012 10:49PM
It's your hay day Ronnie, good for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
7 Nov 2012 11:39PM
Excellent image Ronnie. You'd better watch the hiding in bushes bit though Grin
10 Nov 2012 9:37AM
Beautiful. A
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
28 Nov 2012 8:20PM
You could get arrested hiding in the bushes !!! haha,,hope not.
A lovely Autumn composition,,


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