Well, as fast as it came, autumn has passed away…giving its way to the magic mystery of winter. The great feast of colour and mood of autumn is always a big rush in the annual cycle of the nature photographer. Leaves turning to incredible colours, the first snow dusting the mountains and the misty quality of the atmosphere always produce a burst of adrenaline in our blood. This year, as usual, the season turned out to be quite busy photographically speaking… even if as always, by the end of it I had the strange feeling it has passed just way too quick…
Here there is an image which cries autumn really out loud. The Unesco listed area of Lavaux, by the shore of the lake Geneva, turns to incredible colours by the very end of the autumn season. Give it some nice cloud formations and a cloudy horizon at the west with a tiny window where the sun can peek, and the incredible warm light colour of the last rays of the sun will increase the richness of the leafs, turning the landscape into an unbelievable mixture of warm vs cool tones. As always, a good composition is paramount for making a strong and effective panoramic photograph…and not just a mere panorama, obtaining a well balanced composition with rythm and movement from one side to the other, while keeping a well defined focal point… Autumn in Lavaux, in all its glory.
Thanks for reading and great light to you all ;-)
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