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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Autumn at Audley House and Gardens

It's an Essex weekend again; I headed off for Audley End Gardens and House. Not a place I've visited before, but followers of Pete's blog may recognise quite a bit of the gardens.

The weather has been dire recently with such grey skies that they de-colour nearly everything - today being no exception.

I've recently bought a new camera (Canon 7D) and this was the first time I was able to get out to take any pictures; so it was a good time to judge how well, or otherwise it would perform in poor light.

Despite the greyness of the day, the Autumn colour was wonderful.

These finale two pictures (and the one above) have been cropped and slightly edited - all were taken at Rye Meads; it was very bird-light today and as my visit was now late afternoon, almost twilight!!

Great to get out for a day and tomorrow.... we have more musical entertainment :D


Little Brown Job said...

Some lovely Autumnal shots :-)

holdingmoments said...

Great to have new toys to play with, and it's a lovely camera.

Performs well in dull conditions, but just you wait till a sunny day :-)

Lovely set of pictures Tricia, especially the Black Swan.

Pete said...

i recognise that one :D pics are sharper but as our mutual friend di would say read the f**ing manual :D

as one or two have focus and exposure issues :D

Anonymous said...

That would be 'flippin' manual then Pete, would it?!!

I've heard that this camera can take some getting used to. I would like to get my hands on one to try, as I rather fancied one myself, when funds allow, of course. No chance at the moment.

Anyway, I think most of the images are fine for a first outing with it.

oldcrow61 said...

Oh my, the autumn shots are breathtaking. The birds, fabulous.

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely pics, Tricia - bet you are well pleased with your new camera (sighs - green with envy :D).

And oh yes, I am still reading my camera manual!

Pete said...

it would di, of course I am a big manual reader as you now :D

as to trying one.... :D

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