Another beautiful morning today so I popped down to the Sunken Garden for a few shots of the wonderful early autumn colours. Here the contrast of the blue sky and rising sun against the brilliant orange of the Burnt Sugar tree (Cercidiphyllum ilum) made this a tempting compsition. It was quite difficult to balance the darked foreground against the brightness of the rising sun in the sky. I am trying to stop using HDR as it does become a bit of a lazy habit but in this case against the bright background I felt it was the only way to achieve a more realistic balance. I quite like the result.
Below are a few other shots of the lichens on the Burnt Sugar tree and the wonderful blue Hydrangea 'Taube'.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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