Autumn Photo Challenge

Autumn Photo Challenge

Autumn Photo Challenge

As I opened the curtains this morning, I was greeted by a familiar and much loved sight.  The first mist of Autumn enveloped the local area with only a few roof tops and the church spire peeping through.  A feeling of warmth and contentment, anticipation of what this magical season will bring.  

Autumn Photo Challenge

Autumn is without doubt my favourite time of year – warm, earthy colours, the golden light, frost sparkling on leaves, children holding zingy sparklers in mittens, fireworks lighting up the starry sky and toasted marshmallows.

Autumn Photo Challenge

As a child, Halloween brings back such happy memories for me.  Visiting my Granny’s house to duck for apples when you invariably got water up your nose or your head pushed into the dish of water.  I can picture as vividly as yesterday my Daddy carving the turnip lanterns.  Stinking the house out once they were lit but there was nothing better than getting to light the candle to put inside and watch the ghostly face appear.   Granny used to spoil us with whatever Halloween ‘False Face’ that we wanted out of Wellworths in Dungannon and a handful of sparklers.  Monkey nuts, toffee apples, a bottle of pop and we were in our element.  All rounded off with a plate of the infamous ‘Halloween Pudding’ that was my Mum’s speciality.  I must ask her for the recipe and will share once I have a go at making it.

Autumn Photo Challenge

Autumn also represents a time of change.  Harvesting the crops, darker nights, regeneration and regrowth.  The Gaelic festival of Samhain takes place at the end of October and it marks the end of the harvest season and welcomes in winter (the dark half of the year).    It’s roughly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

Autumn Photo Challenge Lough Neagh Sunrise

I compiled a couple of Mood Boards on my Pinterest page which show my love of all things autumn.  Autumn Mood Board is purely inspirational and outlines my favourite colours, tones and items of interest in nature.  The other one provides some ideas for Autumn Brides which my followers who are getting married in 2018 and beyond may find useful.  Why not have a go at compiling your own Autumn mood board to get your creative juices flowing and feel free to share with me below. I would love to see how you get on …

Autumn Photo Challenge

To help celebrate my love of all things Autumn, I decided to set myself a challenge.  I’m going to capture the following thirty images between now and 1st November 2017.  This will be my Autumn Photo Challenge and I would love you all to join in with me.  There will be a £50 voucher as a prize for the winner of the challenge and this can be spent with either Divine Photography or The Photo Academy, my photography training school.

To take part in the challenge, all you need to do is take 30 images (list below) between now and 1st November 2017 and share them on either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #divineautumnpics by 1st November 2017.   The winner will be selected and notified by 5th November 2017.

You can take these photos on an iPhone, tablet, compact camera or SLR camera.  It’s totally up to you.  The important thing is to have fun, cover all the topics and enjoy the magic of autumn.

Autumn Photo Challenge – 30 photo topics

  1. Roast Marshmallows
  2. Take an Autumn Walk
  3. The colour Orange
  4. Collect conkers
  5. Autumn Food
  6. Painted face
  7. Bang!
  8. Wrapped up warm
  9. Try something new
  10. Light
  11. Toffee Apple
  12. Sunset
  13. Halloween lantern
  14. Misty morning
  15. Autumn leaves
  16. Warm drink
  17. Scented candle
  18. Movies and popcorn
  19. Crisp Air
  20. Chunky jumpers
  21. Cloves
  22. Ducking for Apples
  23. Trick or Treat
  24. Laughter
  25. Fire
  26. Shadow
  27. Friends
  28. Spider’s Web
  29. Glittering sparklers
  30. Self Portrait

Now it’s over to you!  Get your thinking caps on.  Be as creative as you can.  I’ll be doing the challenge with you as it’s my favourite time of year and I want to keep the artistic juices flowing.  Remember to use the #divineautumnpics to ensure that I can see all your images and we can enjoy this wonderful season together.

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