Autumn is my favourite season. The warm tones, the morning mists and most of all, the peace and quiet. The changes in nature during spring is on a par with autumn for photographic interest but spring is a noisy affair when compared to autumn. In spring every creature with a voice is shouting with great excitement whereas during autumn, everything is subdued and much more in tune with my personality.
It's no surprise that this time of year is my most productive and I'm up early most mornings eagerly checking the weather. Usually I head for a woodland where I wander for hours until I feel my creativity wane. I carry a little GPS tracker with me as it's useful to know exactly where my images were made should I want to re-visit later and I'm often surprised to find I've walked 6 or 7 miles.
Last week I visited the woodland around Dowsborough in the Quantock Hills. The autumn colours were barely showing but the mist and the slowly warming light made this visit particularly memorable.
I've been photographing the Mendip Hills this week but I'm hoping to return to the Quantocks again next week to see how the colours have progressed if time, and the weather, allow.