Autumn Winds

Autumn Winds

Whilst out in the local beech woods on Sunday morning I wanted to try and capture not only the autumnal colours but also the movement of the leaves to express how windy these past days have been due to a storm system crossing the country. I used a slow camera speed to try an capture the flutter of leaves in the cool October wind. I know this kind of contradicts what we try and do in photography, which is to attempt to capture the world perfectly still, between bouts of wind, but I thought I would just run with it, go with the flow of the wind and see where it took me 🙂

October 2017, Staffordshire, England.

Catching The Morning Light

Pencilled Crane’s-bill (Geranium versicolor),

Photograph of Pencilled Crane’s-bill (Geranium versicolor), taken October 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Autumn Air Still Buzzing

Eristalis intricarius

On my walk to the local Beech wood this afternoon I passed some ivy in bloom on a roadside verge, and was quite amazed at how many hoverflies were busying themselves feeding of the sweet nectar and pollen.

I was also taken how the autumn sunlight appeared to make their colours richer.

Eristalis intricarius

They were that busy hovering around from flower to flower they were quite tricky to photograph.

Eristalis intricarius


Drone Fly Eristalis tenax. Local roadside verge, Staffordshire, England. October 2016.