Autumn is in full, glorious swing, and the leaves have started to change in colour, becoming crisp under foot, creating ever-more cosy experiences for walking near our holiday parks in East Anglia. The splendid sunshine and striking countryside of reds, oranges, yellows and browns means there’s no better time to go for a walk with your camera to capture some memorable images to take back home with you as mementos.
When you are out enjoying the beautiful scenery and landscapes of East Anglia, whether that be with your family and pets or on your own, you want to get the best images possible, so here are some handy tips for you to take with you:
Capturing streams, rivers and lakes
Heading out to capture those early mornings at lakes and ponds provide the perfect opportunity for any photographer to source out windless conditions when the water’s surface is mirror-like, which is the ideal time to photograph tree reflections. Look to incorporate both the trees and their reflections and then isolate components of the scene for the most impressive results.
Additionally, you can take a lazy stroll along streams and rivers which are often great places to get sightings of early morning mist steaming off the water. Look for fallen leaves on river rocks, and if you own a tripod, then you can try running the camera on a slow shutter speed for blurring the moving water.
Get the most from the coast
Predominantly, the UK’s coastline is devoid of woodlands but there are some areas that have the best of both worlds, meaning you can accompany appealing seascapes with a mixture of low sun, clouds, mist and a stormy sea conditions. In fact, any of these elements can be pictured individually and produce an exciting piece of imagery to be proud of.
Hills fit for a frame
Throughout the British summer the valleys are green, the bracken is green and the light is hazy. These conditions offer little benefit for those wanting to come away with good landscape photography. However, from September things change in favour of the autumn/winter snapper. The bracken begins to die off and hillsides are rejuvenated into a picturesque blanket of golden brown. Combine this colour change with better light and it’s the perfect time to head for the hills to get those breath-taking images – ideal for framing and hanging on the wall!
Timing is everything
Good photography is reliant on good light and the best light is available to photographers during those golden hours just following sunrise and prior to sunset, when the sun is low, just above the horizon. If you get to shoot some images at this time you’ll find light that is warm and soft which adds an enchanted illumination to every picture.
Additionally, the elevation of the sun is also lower above the horizon from now until the spring time, which means good photographic settings exist throughout the day too.
Furthermore, with colder nights creeping in to the scenario, it also means you have a greater chance of radiation fog forming in low-lying areas, creating an otherworldly landscape of shadows, half-seen trees, rising mist and mystical-esque rays of light.
We hope this has been of use, and please do share your autumn pictures with us!