Well another autumn has passed and the trees are mostly bare now save for a few stubborn leaves hanging on.
Like every year the anticipation for photographing autumn colours begins to build as September comes to an end. A few very cold mornings coupled with the shorter days and the trees soon begin to turn. Unfortunately this year started off well, but in Teesdale, a warm band of air, coupled with strong winds and heavy rain soon put paid to any thoughts of capturing an exceptionally colourful year.
|The Tees at Low Force in very low flow conditions. The trees were starting to look good by the middle of October|
|The south side of Low Force|
|A few days later and strong winds and heavy rain soon stripped the leaves from the trees. Bowlees Beck and Summerhill Force|
|Summerhill Force and Gibson's Cave|
Shorter days coupled with the clocks going back meant plenty of opportunity for shots captured in the dark.
|The falls just above Low Force captured as darkness fell.|
|Captured a little further upstream in complete darkness. Don't forget your torch|
A couple from a grey wet weekend in the Lakes
|Clearing skies over Brothers Water|
All images and text copyright David Forster www.bluestoneimages.com