Frustration in the New Forest
I decided to drive to the New Forest today so catch some autumn colour shots. It turned out to be a very frustrating day. We’ve had quite a lot of high winds recently so many of the trees had already lost a good proportion of their leaves and the ones which still had foliage were looking remarkably green still – so much for autumn colour! I spent quite some time wandering round various areas of the forest looking for some orange and red colouring in the leaves but ironically my two favourites shots of the day have ended up being almost monochrome. My first shot is of one of the New Forest ponies who wander the area freely. This one stood watching me intently for quite some time – not bothered by me and my camera in the slightest. They’re wonderful creatures to watch, although they have absolutely no road sense. I saw one casually saunter out in front of a van while the driver sat behind the wheel with a look of complete incredulity on his face! The second shot is of a silver birch branch which I found lying on the ground. I liked the texture of the bark and the slight sheen created by the sunlight on the silvery parts.