WPC Challenge: Ephemeral


Good morning from a dark Hastings day.  We are still in summer time and I have a feeling that we are supposed to change back tonight but we haven’t had any notices about it.  I remember as a child there would be signs every where, ads on TV and in the paper.  Not now.  We just get told on the day.  Too bad if you don’t read the paper.  Nothing on TV at all.

Photography is all about catching that perfect light.  The perfect composition, the perfect subject.  It is about grabbing the moment.  I am trying to go to the parks on a regular basis to document so to see how the seasons are changing.  I haven’t been able to walk much at all over the summer so I have changed my diet and am making the effort to walk.  Every time I go to Cornwall Park the light is different, it also depends on when I go as well.  So for me it means on the hunt for that magical moment when the light hits on anything such as this hydrangea.

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Then there is the light highlighting the autumn colours.

Dead leaves

And then there are the dead leaves in the water.  Once these photos were taken the light will never be the same and the leaves and petals will be different.  That is what I love about photography – always after the elusive light and shot.


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Steve’s Snap &Zap: Autumn Leaves

original leaves (512x640)

Good morning from another sunny and calmer Hastings.

The theme from Steve for his challenge is song titles so I have chosen Autumn Leaves – appropriate for this time of the year for those of you up north.

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This song seems to be rather popular with new recordings every decade since it was first sung –

Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, and the Hungarian title is “Hulló levelek” (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced “Les feuilles mortes” in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la nuit.[1]

I won’t go into all the versions but you can check it out on Wikipedia.

My favourite is Susan Boyle.


So the first image is the original.

nature HDR (512x640)

Then it was of to Snapseed for the nature HDR filter.

Old Lens (512x640)

And the old lens filter.

glow (2)

Then I added a glow with the Photoshop Express app.

Glow (512x640)

Finally I added the vignette to give a more surreal look.

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