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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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A moment of enchantment
I need to credit [personal profile] readthisandweep with the idea of a daily "moment of enchantment". She began it, but suggested that other people might like to join in. Therefore, for the month of September, I will try my best to provide something beautiful to look at or think about. I can't promise to do it every single day, but I will do as many days as I can.

So, another lovely autumn morning provided some more dewy grass and ferns. I didn't notice that this one had an insect on the blade of grass until I saw the image on the screen. :)

Morning dew on grass

This photo of a fern would be nothing without the light. Once I realised that photography really is all about the light, I started taking better photos. Or rather I stopped taking so many blah ones.

Fern with dewy bokeh

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halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: September 5th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah, very nice. Indeed, enchanting.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :)
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 5th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Utter enchantment. Absolutely beautiful, Helen.
Real enchantment does lie in the simple things - not least those that nature offers.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Often it's just a case of stopping for a moment to really look. These were both right outside our back door.
carandol From: carandol Date: September 5th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely!

And... "Once I realised that photography really is all about the light, I started taking better photos. Or rather I stopped taking so many blah ones."

I'm about to head off to Scotland for a week armed with a camera, and this is good advice - thanks! :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you just want a record of an interesting place or a special occasion, then you just make the best of what there is. I have to do this on field trips all the time when G wants pictures to use in his talks or for a project. But if you want to take a photo just to have a good photo, then the light really matters.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: September 5th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That fern is just stunning.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. The climate here is perfect for ferns (and mosses) and these keep popping up like weeds. I leave them alone in certain places because they are very attractive, but I have to mow them in others or we'd disappear in a huge fern clump!
From: cmcmck Date: September 5th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
And we're heading into the season with the best light of all!

I must check out that insect in my field guide. :o)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's more the time of day than the time of year, but the autumn can produce some lovely morning mists under the right conditions.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: September 5th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love looking for the beautiful, though asakiyume does provide it pretty much every day.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. I love asakiyume's sideways look at the ordinary. She can see the magical in the most mundane things.

Edited at 2012-09-05 06:32 pm (UTC)
aellia From: aellia Date: September 5th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Enchanting!
What more can I say..they are beautiful
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 5th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I always love your pictures so it's nice to be able to return the favour. :)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: September 5th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to the rest of the month already.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: September 5th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are just gorgeous, and you're right: the light really makes them special.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 6th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've had such horrible gloomy light all summer, it's wonderful to see a bit of sun.
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