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Moods of Autumn Photo Shoot

I decided to bring my new Canon 5D MkII out for a test photo shoot the other weekend, with some encouraging results in the autumn light. I used the 24-105mm which normally comes as part of the kit. It was basically a nice stroll along the canal just outside our apartment in Rodley – I even got some tips from bypassers, but no good tips this time unfortunately.

The leaves hadn’t all turned yellow yet, but I did still capture some nice autumn photos, including some nice fresh and dried out plants/flowers and some swans. Hopefully these photos will start bringing out the moods of autumn and I’ll try to get some more whilst the leaves are still on the trees.

Photo of Swan in Rodley Leeds

Swans in Rodley, not far from our apartment. There's another swan behind and they're both having a nice autumn clean (although arguably swans spend much of their time on self grooming). 105mm, Aperture: F4.0, Shutter: 1/250s, ISO: 100


Purple Autumn Flower Photo

I managed to get a nice bokeh with this flower photo, and you can see the water dripping off the petal... nice! 105mm, Aperture: F6.3, Shutter: 1/100s, ISO: 200


Photo of bee collecting pollen from purple flower

I captured this little furry bee as he was trying to collect whatever was left of pollen before all the flowers die for the winter season. you can see it's so old that its hair has gone grey, just like with humans (or it could be pollen, who knows!). 105mm, Aperture: F8.0, Shutter: 1/100s, ISO: 320


Tall plants against blue sky background

Just like the bee, these plants are growing old and are enjoying the last of the sun before the frost comes and kills them off completely (arguably these plants are already dead). 105mm, Aperture: F14, Shutter: 1/160s, ISO: 100


As you can see from the last photo it was a great day to take pictures outside our apartment in Rodley, along the canal. If you like these photos you should also check out the other photos from this photo shoot


2 responses

  1. sandeep

    nice pics, and congrats with the new equipment…but you bought the wrong make 😛

    November 4, 2010 at 11:51 am

    • good6u

      Thanks! More autumn photos to be taken today! 🙂

      You Can with Canon.

      November 6, 2010 at 10:32 am

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