Autumn has well and truly set in now in London. There's nothing quite like clear blue skies, bright sunshine and a fabulous crispness to the air. The colours that come with Autumn aren't too shabby, either.
colours of autumnBy food and product photographer Marion Wotton.
Fine art photograph displaying the glorious colours of autumn via a free-form wreath of autumn leaves I gathered these leaves from a very early-to-turn tree close to my son's nursery. I must have looked like some sort of crazy woman when I stopped the car and jumped out in a hurry, only to be rummaging on the ground to try and gather some perfect Autumn leaves!!
The variation in colours just amazes me. I tried a number of different arrangements to try and demonstrate the beauty of them, and this wreath arrangement shows them off just perfectly to me.
To segue on the colour theme, I was pleased when I read that Waitrose (a UK grocery chain) is stocking ever more heritage varieties of English apples and pears (amongst other fruits) - a little more of the 'buy and eat local' has always got to be a good thing. However when I saw these apples and pears in store, the excitement kicked in. They were all so beautiful to looks at and their colours are just so fabulously autumnal. I couldn't help but hide them from the kids when I first got them home and use them as still life subjects.
drunk autumn pearFine art photograph of pears, featuring British heritage varieties I call this one 'the drunk pear'.
autumn queueFine art photograph featuring British heritage varieties of apples and pears I just love the luminance of the fruit in this one.
As well as the leaves I gathered for the top photograph (which make an appearance here as well), I also managed to forage some grapes for the next still life. And yes, there are wine grapes that grow wild near my south-west London home! (don't ask!!)
autumn tableFine art photograph of autumn, featuring heritage varieties of British apples and pears, together with foraged grapes I am so glad to have been able to capture these portraits of Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.