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Beeches in Matley Wood

By kevan  
Taken at Matley Wood in the New Forest at the end of November 2002 after a poor autumn, this was pretty much the only tree in the wood with any leaves left on. The leaves - by far the most intensely coloured of any I'd seen that year - were enhanced by the damp and misty conditions.

I used a polariser and also a warm-up filter to counteract the blue colour cast of the dull day but the image hasn't been enhanced digitally.

Exposure was 8 seconds at f11.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: emesef, mattberry, kaybee and 29 more

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mattberry 18 259 14 Greece
22 Dec 2004 2:58AM
very atmospheric shot, nice work.

kaybee 18 8.4k 27 Scotland
22 Dec 2004 2:58AM
Kind of sums up autumn
emesef 18 36
22 Dec 2004 2:59AM
The colours are beautiful and I like the way the mossy roots solidly anchoring the trees to the ground contrast with the wonderfully atmospheric misty background.
User_Removed 19 39 6 Scotland
22 Dec 2004 3:02AM
very impressionistic.

22 Dec 2004 3:06AM
Excellent shot. The colours are beautiful.
22 Dec 2004 3:16AM
Very, very nice. Click

ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 4:40AM
Mists and mellow fruitfullness, well done.
vfr400w 18 53
22 Dec 2004 5:00AM
due to the upload looks a little like oil on canvas on my monitor. excellet shot and beautiful colours.
Westers 18 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
22 Dec 2004 5:28AM
Mmmm, nice

billma 19 119 United States
22 Dec 2004 5:57AM
Supurb colors. The composition is also excellent.

ajhollingbery 19 106 England
22 Dec 2004 6:02AM
Lovely contrast in the orange leaves against the blue mist. Click.

Kris_Dutson 20 8.2k 1 England
22 Dec 2004 7:33AM
Great atmosphere, really sums up a misty Autumn day.
helen&peter 18 98
22 Dec 2004 8:28AM
Beautiful image - love the colours. Click
gwyn h 18 432
22 Dec 2004 8:53AM
A beautiful autumnal image, very well done.

smourt 18 80
22 Dec 2004 9:07AM
this deserves serious recognition. super image.
Lovely shot well done
David 21 32 Scotland
22 Dec 2004 10:35AM
Hi Kevan, This is a superb autumn shot! The composition is perfect and the colour is superb. It would not be as atmospheric on a bright day. Velvia still rules!


franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 11:12AM
What a fantastic picture! Colour and composition are very good.

kevan 20 447
23 Dec 2004 3:31AM
Many thanks for all the kind comments. In response to Chris's (vfr400w) comment, people have also said the original transparency looks like a painting.


justin c 18 5.2k 36 England
23 Dec 2004 6:25AM
A very attractive New Forest scene.
Love the gorgeous autumninal colours and the misty atmosphere.
quinny 18 167 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2005 9:20AM
Thought I'd have a look at your portfolio cause you've helped me out and all I can say is WOW!!!!!! this really caught my eye. What fantastic colours I love it. I can't give any comment about composition, etc as I only know what I like and don't like and this I really like. Nice one.

kevan 20 447
30 Sep 2005 5:10AM
Many thanks Justin and Sarah for your comments.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 8:25PM
Well worth an RC. Some lovely images in your gallery.
kevan 20 447
3 Nov 2006 8:44PM
Thanks Martin, just noticed this. It's been sitting at 29 for about a year!


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