|It's Autumn! I love Autumn colours|
Yesterday, my hubby and I spent a lovely afternoon in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I'm so thankful to him for getting me out of the house on a Saturday.
Every week I say I want to go out and do something - do my amateur photography, shop for winter shoes, get a haircut, etc. but for most weekends this year, all I want to do is to just stay at home. I just want to read a book, watch our TV shows, take naps, and spend time on Goodreads.
But yesterday was such a lovely, sunny Autumn day. It was 24C (75.2F). So we took a drive up to the Adelaide Hills. We had a lovely lunch, and then we drove around and enjoyed the colours of the beautiful Autumn leaves with the browns, oranges, reds and yellows. We drove through the township of Stirling and its surrounds and stopped at some places to take some photos.
|The township of Stirling, Adelaide Hills, South Australia.|
|The Stirling Police Station.|
|Someone's beautiful driveway.|
|A photo I took of hubby taking photos. ^_^|
But the photos below are my favourite photos out of the ones that I took on our outing... when I was trying to take some artistic shots...
This first photo above has not been edited in any way. The colours are so rich, vibrant and cheerful. This picture makes me smile. I loved that the sun was shining down, that there was a cloud in the background, and loved the yellow (with little bits of orange) leaves, changing with the season, among the red berries, green leaves and the bright blue sky. I took quite a few shots of that tree. I'm sure the patrons outside the hotel wondered what the heck I was so fascinated with. *LOL* This one is my favourite of all the shots of this tree, in terms of composition and colours.
This second shot (above), I adjusted the colour saturation slightly, just to make the colours a little bit richer, so that it was more representative of what I saw with my naked eye. I loved the colours and shapes of the leaves that I saw on the ground, especially that heart shaped one on the bottom. I love heart shapes! And some of the leaves looked golden! I love this shot. It makes me feel warm and... intrigued ... by the different shapes and things I can spot in the shot. The shot below is a zoomed out one of this. I couldn't decide which one I liked more, so I posted both! ^_^ I like how the one below is framed by the rocks and some long leaves on the left. This one has not been edited.
SO, thank you so much, my darling hubby, for pushing me to take a trip to the hills! It was a beautiful day - A moment where I was happy to be alive, loving LIFE with the one I love, and enjoying the beauty in nature.
|Zoomed out shot of the leaves on the ground.|
Please do share any Autumn photos you have! I'd love to see them.
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."