Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Misty On The Mel

A wander through the woods around home on a foggy day in December. We're not much blessed with woodland here, just a thin straggle along the River Mel and a nameless patch of trees that I reach by a muddy stroll through Bury Lane. I was surprised by just how much autumn colour there still is - and I say this with the authority of one who walked these paths just a couple of days beforehand: somehow the grey weather today emphasised how much yellow and gold hangs on. Lets go and find some pictures....









































And home in time for tea!


Take care.


38 comments:

  1. The photos were very atmospheric (for lack of a better word) John but I would most likely have just stayed indoors sipping tea. That said, I am glad you ventured out because the fog and mist were great. And, I was amazed that there is still so much color in the leaves. Here they are all off the trees with some snow on the ground after a weekend storm.

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  2. WOW! Beautiful!

    As an avowed desert rat, trees give me the heebie-jeebies, but your photos capture their uniqueness.

    Do you offer them for sale? I particularly like the top four, the one of the bridge and the bottom three, but if I could afford them all they'd make a beautiful set!

    I wonder how they'd print? The backlight of a monitor often makes images seem more vibrant. But silver-gelatin might just do it, at least for the 3rd from bottom.

    Thank you!!

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  3. Magical, mystical, marvellous.
    I could most definitely see a face and figure in the wood stump in the eighth photo as well.

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  4. They are some very atmospheric photos. Great misty walk

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  5. Nice pics! I love foggy days for photographing fall color. The overcast skies makes the colors pop.

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  6. Nice photos to capture the mood. The fog brings up a different beauty, a beauty all its own.

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  7. They are all such wonderful shots! Thanks for showing so much beauty!

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  8. Such a beautiful, foggy walk you had there. Love the colors and that beautiful fungus. Thank you for venturing out.

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  9. So much brightness through the fog, so happy to see what you saw and shared today - rubber boot weather.
    Joy

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  10. The mist is a particularly welcome sight to see.

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  11. The foggy atmosphere really does highlight the fall colors. Great photos!

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  12. Lovely weather for walking.
    I like you go home in time for tea. We here go to home in time for coffee after walking (or I do so).

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  13. You really do get in your proverbial 10,000 steps most days, it would seem! These are gorgeous photos, as ever, and the fungi, particularly, is so beautiful.

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  14. Fall really is lingering there, and very welcome I am sure. When you say you are home in time for tea, does that mean what it implies, a cup of tea, or the meal you refer to as tea in Britain, and at what time would you have that? It is I believe for most people the main meal of the day.

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    1. Aha, one of the great mysteries of British life! Personally I usually eat my main meal at mid-day. So I meant a cup of tea and a light snack; I never sleep well if I eat a large meal later in the day.

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  15. I did so enjoy these...every single one is wonderful. I just love what fog does to scenes.

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  16. Wonderful photos as always John. Very professional. It all looks lovely and cool. Doug asks what camera you use.

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    1. A fairly basic Nikon DSLR these days, though until this year I mostly used smaller point-and-shoot cameras. As far as publishing on Blogger goes the price and size of the camera doesn't make a huge difference to the end result.

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    2. Viewe from the comfort of my armchair the Autumn colour is beautiful.

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  17. We were sharing our 'foggy' pictures last night on a camera club Zoom meet and these would have stood with the best of them. I haven't managed any really, very little proper fog here in the valley so far. Plenty of drizzle!

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  18. What a beautiful collection! Especially like the first one. The yellow trees make such nice accents.What's with the stump in the middle of the path? An ancient path had a tree growing in the way?

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    1. No, there's no official path here; just some people walk one side and some the other - and I suppose the occasional person walks straight into it!

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  19. The fog in that setting is perfect. It creates a mood of mystery. I want to continue to see what’s there just beyond...you still have lots of autumn colour which adds to the beauty too.

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  20. Oh my, what beautiful photos. You do have a lot of autumn color still. Most of ours is gone. My trees are bare. The fog just makes the photos even better. Thank you for sharing. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  21. Lovely winter photos, those. Same colours here. I should go out for a walk instead of sitting here commenting on blogs!

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  22. Fog makes the ordinary look quite mysterious.

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  23. All of these foggy landscape images took my breath away, John. Mist makes images evocative and it seems to be best in late autumn or early winter. Yellow gold is outstanding. You have mastery of capturing mystic and mystical scenes.

    Yoko

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  24. Fog and mist give a certain intimacy, and as I looked at your photos I figured out why. You can only see what's close to you, the distance just fades away. Much as in relationships.

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  25. The misty photos are absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Fog brings a very special atmosphere and you caught it all on camera. A wonderful area for a hike in this time of year.

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  27. Coming from a place where you don't get seasons at all,I find your photos very beautiful, with the yellow leaves of autumn and leafless trees. Wonderful captures!
    Greetings, Jonny.

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  28. You managed to take some gorgeous photos, and yes, lots of fall color!

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  29. WOW stunning, beautiful photos John and, as you say, still a lot of glorious gold around. I still have some nice autumn colour in my back garden.

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  30. You were stunningly successful in your hunt for colour John, superb series of autumn/winter images, beautifully composed, love every one 💚💛

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  31. Hi John - loved the journey you took us along your misty Mel ... that fungus is very striking ... take care - Hilary

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