Friday, November 04, 2016

Virginia Creeper

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In England early November is often the best time to appreciate leaves displaying the colours of autumn. If the temperatures have been favourable ornamental cherries show reds, oranges, browns and yellows at their best. The horse chestnut glows with oranges, browns and yellows - at least those that haven't succumbed to the leaf miner moth do. Beech trees turn to hard gold, and limes to soft yellow. And on the houses and garden walls the Virginia Creeper's glossy leaves show mainly red, but with almost black patches of purple and paler flecks of yellow adding subtlety to their transformation of the bricks and stone they cling to, outshining all the other plants as they reflect the pale autumn light.

photograph and text © Tony Boughen

Photo Title: Autumn Virginia Creeper
Camera: Sony RX100
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 37.1mm (100mm - 35mm equiv.)
F No: f4.9
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 250
Exposure Compensation:  -0.7 EV
Image Stabilisation: On