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Secret Garden

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 2 April 2018 in Landscape & Rural.


With the southern hemisphere moving into the autumn season I have been reviewing some autumn photos that I took over last couple of years. This year we are not planning any specific trips to photograph fall colours and unfortunately there are not many places around Perth with deciduous trees.

Today's photo comes from a lovely little location called Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. It is a beautiful place all year round surrounded by lush forests, however, it really comes alive during autumn. There are many wonderful gardens and a lot of people make the pilgrimage to experience colourful leaves during this time.

The red gate that you can see in the image is something that probably many photographers has been interested in before. First time we were in Mount Wilson, the leaves around the gate have already fallen and I could not any of the colours that I was looking for. Last year it was a lot better. There were still plenty of colourful leaves remaining on the trees and I also liked all the fallen ones that created a lovely "carpet" and texture for the immediate foreground.

It is a spot that is easy enough to miss especially on a busy day with cars parked everywhere so to take this photo we went there reasonably early in the morning. There were already few other photographers traversing the town to also take advantage of the quiet start to the day. I think we all enjoyed the peaceful morning atmosphere of this beautiful place.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/5 second F/8.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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