Kicking through leaves …

50 thoughts on “Kicking through leaves …”

  1. I love your photos! I always have :) This one captures a bit more magic. That miniscule bench looks so wistful. And I was out kicking the gold about again today. Long may it last, Poppy. Wishing you a great weekend :)

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  2. Thank you dear Jo :) Sunny days the countryside is really a glow with Autumn colours I think you’re finding the same .. from tinges of burnt orange and deep russets … to paintbox yellows . It’s a great feeling kicking up a flurry . Leaves that is :)
    Have a lovely one too Jo x

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  3. Beautiful image of the bench among the trees, Poppy. I especially love the artistic interpretations of the previous images. Can I ask – what is ICM. Whatever it is, I love it.

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    1. Izzy , it’s Intentional Camera Movement ICM for short … it’s a just a fancy expression ;) for the technique we’ve probably all used unintentionally at some stage or other taking pictures … ending up with a blurred / abstract impression of the scene or subject . A slower shutter speed , closing down the aperture a few stops or opening it up , maybe using a filter and moving the camera in any number of different ways will result in some interesting images , well I think so . One can take it further in interpretation – or not – once the processing of the RAW file begins back home . It’s fun :)
      Thank you Izzy for your lovely comment .

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      1. Thank you, Poppy. I know what you mean now. On the Open University course we used to call them ‘happy accidents’. And I love experimenting with the raw images too. Bless you, Poppy.

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    1. Tina – you’ve made my dreary old grey skied Sunday SO much brighter :) One of the most lovely comments I can think of to have , thank you so much . In fact I’ve been looking at shadowy knowing it was not quite , quite there , it was a rather hurried job and not really it so I’ve removed it , good to have edits here on WP too ;)
      Wishing you a lovely Sunday !

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    1. Thanks very much Patsy x My SD card fills up very quickly taking those kind of pictures as you can imagine ! Each one slightly different and as it’s not an exact science it makes for some nice surprises AND definite disasters lol

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  4. These are just beautiful Poppy! I love ‘light’. The figure on the pathway adding that extra dimension. We are all on a journey, there is no doubt about that. Sometimes we like to take the path less traveled and what amazing things we find when sometimes we do. We all struggle with capturing the ‘moment’, taking it home on our SD cards only to find we didn’t get it. Once again, part of the journey. When I picked up my camera for the first time and started my blog with the subheading ‘a photographic journey’ I had no idea just how much of a journey it would prove to be and one that continues.. The important thing is whilst we may not always get what we want, we enjoy the process. You so very clearly do and you’re creating some really great work! Superb. A lovely post Poppy’ :-) x

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    1. Thanks so much ChillB you’ve always been encouraging , and it’s so true we all feel the same re the journey . It’s quite a meandering one for me lol but being out there absorbing ,translating a scene dealing sometimes with weather conditions of which you know yourself only too well are incredibly challenging , and thinking it all through IS enjoyable * mostly * :)
      Thank you once again for your lovely comment ChillB xx

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  5. I keep looking at ‘Light’ and finding more each time. It is subtle and dynamic at the same time, a wonderful serendipitous moment! Your view from the Tump is so serene – that little lacy bench is a vital ingredient, wouldn’t be the same without it, and it somehow speaks to the laciness of the trees.

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    1. I’m very
      happy to hear that *Light caught your attention like that Anna ! As to the lacy ( love that description ) bench … its become an optical illusion to me … I know it was facing out towards the dawn sky, but at first glance silhouetted it actually appears turned away .. very mind puggling ! Thanks once again Anna :)

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  6. It is great that you are experimenting and trying new things. I get that you aren’t happy with what you see and what you capture. I find that a lot, especially with landscapes. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with this new technique.

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    1. It’s an endless quest Leanne :) but I’m happy about it mostly .. and just letting it evolve . Nothing ventured nothing gained ! Thanks so much for that Leanne … I’ll keep on with my endeavours and enjoy what comes along .

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  7. I understand what you’re saying, Poppy. I know how that disappointment feels. I love how you have captured feelings in your images here – particularly the first two with their impressionistic feel. I look forward to seeing how you develop your ideas.

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  8. Hi! I’m with you – there are times when the straight landscape (or for me, the close-up, too) is satisfying, and there are times when you need to free things up and work differently. Sometimes it feels strange to have feet in both camps, but some of us are of two minds, right? Your versatility shines on…

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    1. So late to reply , apologies Lynn , I’ve not been around much . Out with camera more than in !
      We’ve had a couple of fresh frosty days that have been making me look to the hedgerows and fields closer to home . I see you’ve been on a local wander too – just seen your lovely post. Thank you Lynn … wishing you a great weekend !

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  9. Hi Poppy, come to this post late, as WordPress had ‘unfollowed’ me. I am a fan of ICM, and love ‘light’ with the lone figure leading us into the scene! And the image with the bench is just great, I want to be gazing at that view…..

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    1. Thank you Sue for your lovely comment . I must get up to that bench again , it’s a great spot for a bit of thinking as well as sunrise observations ! Sorry for the late reply I’ve been out and about enjoying the couple of frosty days , tomorrow it’s GOT be leaf sweeping :/ Have a lovely weekend Sue whatever the weather !

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    1. Oh that’s a great shame Sylvia ;) but then I rather envy your out of the window bird life .Thanks very much Sylvia x Are you sorting those winter togs out yet I wonder
      .. not long now !

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  10. Almost missed this one. I clicked to follow but the system has let me down. So pleased I found these beautiful works of the ” moment” you’ve caught the atmosphere and feeling. Sitting on that bench, alone, and watching the world slowly wake, lighting the fire and putting the kettle on, it speaks volumes. Have a lovely, peaceful Christmas Poppy

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    1. Hello Pauline , lovely to see you visit here anytime :-) and happy to have stirred some perhaps nostalgic memories . Wishing you and Jack the very best Christmas time too Pauline x Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a post in the next day or so , we’ve just come back from a fabulous week staying in St Ives Cornwall .

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    1. :) I hope you’ve made it back safely with images captured Elena ! Thank you so much for your visit , I know how keeping up /making time visiting blogs is a time juggle . It must be especially hard for you to break away from those paints and brushes , I have to say that it’s been a real treat looking at your latest work !

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  11. Incredible how the addition of a bench chair adds so much more. Beautiful! And before I forget …. Where have you been!!?? Geez! :D I’m only kidding, you don’t have to explain anything at all. Just want you to know that I got so so delighted when you a poppy popped back in. :D
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Lovely to hear you all bouncy Rommel ! It’s a great spot . I forgot to mention I even heard an owl hoot from the tree tops there that morning … loved that .
      Thanks you Rommel for your enthusiasm … I hope your holidays bring lots of fun and good cheer :)

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  12. Hi dear Poppy,
    it’s always inspiring to see your work. This is absolutely delightful!
    We wish you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year!
    A big hug to you and AJ and please be so kind and hug A&C from us too. <3
    Xx

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    1. Happy Christmas Hanne , and thank you so much for your good wishes !
      Last evening being Christmas Eve we celebrated , as we’ve chosen to do for many years now with our festive candlelit traditional Christmas meal . Much laughter and happiness – we feel very blessed . Hugs all round Hanne ! Enjoy the holidays … all good wishes for 2017 to you both xx

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