Autumn is here and what better way to witness this vibrant and colourful season than to take to the English parks. I have done a few posts on my walk in the park series. This past weekend I got together with a few other budding photographers and we took to the lovely Richmond Park. The weather during the week had been grey, dull and uninspiring, although Saturday wasnt anything to sing about, it did brighten up just enough to take in the colours of autumn.
I was hoping to also photograph the beautiful deer in Richmond park, I didn’t mind so much when they failed to turn up as I had a full rainbow of autumn colours on display. Living in the city or anyone working/keeping house…while also trying to maintain sanity in this ever so hectic and the constant connection to the digital world that is now ingrained in our lifestyle can definitely appreciate some time enjoying the open spaces in the parks or countryside. When I do manage to get out to the parks I usually opt for a nice walk with music, book or with neither of these so as to just enjoy the spaces and allow the mind to clear with no distractions.
Then there other times I take my camera with me(hence why you get to see pictures here), for me this serves as a little reminder to keep developing my photography and experiment with the settings and make the most of the light and shadows make the outdoor spaces look so delightfully pleasing to the eye. Take in the very things that we take for granted in our day to day and sometimes miss all together because we are too busy existing instead of living. My walk in the park series serve as a reminder to stop existing and start living. I hope they do the same for you too…
At 2,360 arces, Richmond Park is the second largest of all Royal Parks in London. If you have read my walk in the park series you will know these most likely end up with a visit to a cafe. This occasion was no different, we ended up at the Pembroke Lodge which sits within the park. There is a lovely cafe with views of the valley in Richmond Park. The perfect spot to chill after walking around the beautiful surroundings. Here you also have the perfect view of the rainbow effect created by all the trees changing colour at different rates. Below are some of my shots from the day. Hope you like them. Enjoy!