Recently on one of the few days when it has not been raining I was driving past Kielder water and was able to capture these fantastic images, and this article gives some more insight into them.
Sunrise over a Frosty Autumn Kielder Water
It was early in the morning, just after 7am and the sun had just risen over the tree line and provides a fantastic lighting colour as it is reflected on the water
Misty Autumn Morning over Kielder Water
The early morning sun highlights the mist rising from the water
Jet Trails in Misty Autumn Skies over Kielder Water
Moving to a new location and after a while the sky opens up to reveal a blue vista with these jet streams crossing
Misty Autumn Skies over Kielder Water
In this image one can see small broken ice floating on the water in the foreground, with the mist rising in the distance.
All in all I was very fortunate to be passing at just the right time, when the temperature and sun were just correct to produce these amazing conditions.
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Autumn Coloured Oak Leaves
Living out here in the country in the North Tyne it is easy to tell what time of year it is by just looking around. The first frost have had a go at the trees and the green pigment starts to fade turning the green leaves to their glorious autumn colours.
We have some images taken of previous years that we thought would make a good wallpaper for the month.
Russet coloured Sycamore Leaves
This year at the time of writing the colours are just on the turn but needs a couple more weeks of drying cooler weather to get that all important colour pallet.
November Wallpaper, with Calendar
The roads all around the North Tyne and over into Scotland are lined with a rich blanket of trees that come together making these glorious patchworks of colour – just perfect for a dull November day.
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For this blog article on the story behind the image, we will be considering the amazing spiders webs I was able to capture the other week.
Spiders Web Vibrating on Car Door
This one in the car door handle, is amazing
Spiders Web on Wooden Fence
On one of the few and far between days, when it was sunny and fine in the morning during September, we were able to capture these images. The midges were still around and evidently the spiders were having their pre-winter feasting as they had managed to build webs everywhere.
Water droplets on Spiders Web
Not only had they built webs between the fence posts,
Water Droplets on Spiders Web
they also had built them on the gate
Spiders Webs around Gutter
and all around the guttering.
Though the most amazing ones were those on the car. We did not notice the one shown above on the passenger handle until moving off, which then gave this amazing image as the threads of the web vibrate due to the cars engine. Spiders do have quite amazing building skills and strength of materials.
Rain Drops on Autumn Coloured Acer Leaves
_ The other day we were out exploring the byways of the Borders enjoying the fantastic autumn colouring before all the leaves blew off – surprise surprise in the rain, when for a few minutes at least the rain stopped allowing me to take these three shots of rain washed leaves.
_ Though the light was bad and the wind kept blowing making focusing very difficult I think they came out quite well. (There was a large number that got deleted as nothing was in focus, but that is the wonders of a digital camera, compared to film.)
Rain Covered Red Acer Leaves
_ The leaves go their fantastic colours in some autumn trees results from the loss of chlorophyll simply unmasking the yellow carotinoids that were there all along. But red coloration comes from a pigment called anthocyanin, which has to be made afresh as autumn takes hold. Why trees would bother to spend energy doing this as things are winding down for the winter has been widely debated and no-one really seems to know. Still this does not stop us appreciating the Acer's lovely colour even if we don't really know why.
An Acer in it's Autumn Glory
A few days ago we were very fortunate to be able to go out and explore the Borders countryside, before the wind and the rain blew off all the golden colouring.
Golden Beech Tree
Fortunately this beech tree still had the majority of its leaves
Golden Beech Leaves
As can be seen by this close up of some of them.
The intense red colour of this Acer was almost unreal. It was just as if someone had got out a box of paints and daubed the leaves.
Kielder Water Sunrise Reflections
Whilst the rest of England is basking in sunshine Kielder is back to the normal of overcast and rain. Still we cannot complain as we did have a couple of lovely days earlier on this week. The green tomatoes in the greenhouse started to show a small amount of colour, though it is still evens if they will be attacked by the blight that is lurking around, and I was able to take some fantastic sunrise pictures. Two of which are shown here.
Kielder Water Sunrise Reflections
I suppose the fact that the sky was such an amazing organgy red colour first thing that it was a warning that the fine weather was about to end, and the old adage red sky in the morning – shepherds warning
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