It may have been the warmest day since the 1940s down south but it started pretty dreich up here this morning, then the sun came out and we got some lovely sunshine this afternoon. I took my camera out with me at lunchtime with the dogs and got a few nice bright colourful images as the first signs of autumn are beginning to show in the trees. I have tried to get a decent harp image of the many fuchsia varieties in the gardens here and I really haven't been too successful. I quite like this one although I could perhaps have done with a little more depth of field to get all of the flower heads in focus while maintaining the blurred background.
The image below is of some trees at the top of our drive. The lovely colours of the "candyfloss" tree as we call it, because of the burnt sugary smell, are at their best just now and contrast with the greens and slightly yellow foliage of the other trees quite nicely.
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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