Monthly #89 - "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 30/11/2019
Judge: newbiek50user

It's too short notice for fireworks and a bit too soon for Christmas related shots but there is still some Autumn colour in the trees and there's a mist outside my windows as I write so let's see your best shots to reflect the title - Keats' "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".
Usual rules apply:
Your Exif data must show that the photo was taken in November, 2019 with a Pentax or Pentax family equipment.

I'll assume that the system will provide the end date.
Winner
Competition Entries

newbiek50user

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 08:02
Congratulations to JAK, our winner this month.
Commenting from left to right:
I was beginning to worry that there would only be two or three competitors and that I had set the theme too late in the month. Some really nice photos and it was difficult to choose so I am being really picky.
Mist nets - drofmit: A lovely photo . The spider's web captures the mist nicely. Lovely bokeh. A pity there wasn't a bit more dominant Autumn colour.
Misty morning in Bushy Park - PaulBooth03: Well we certainly have Autumn colour and mist here. Lovely phot though, personally, I found the tree on the left a bit distracting.
Ode to Autumn - JAK: A beautiful, well composed sharp shot! The rainbow, the sun shower, the leading lines from the Autumn furrows, the wet field. No mist and no mellow fruitfulness though the Autumn feel is clear - at least to me! Great colour and sharpness.
Mist and mellow fruitfulness - NigelK: Yes, mist, Autumn colour and fruitfulness. I wasn't too keen on the blurred bit of branch on the left or the blurred leaf descending from the upper right: both seemed to get in the way of an otherwise lovely shot.
Fallen leaves - Aitch53: Mist and fallen leaves but the subject seems to be the bird statue rather than the season.
To Autumn - Perspicador: As usual a really nice photo. I love the beautiful colours and reflections. These elements really captured the season. My only problems - and I'm being really picky - are the brick construction on the left (as a distraction) and the man emerging from the bushes looking back at me (who seemed to be the real subject).
If I have to choose a "highly commended" I pick drofmit's Mist nets but thanks to all this month's competitors.

JAK

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 12:44
Thank you vary much for the top podium spot Gerald. Pleased you liked it. I was truly thinking I wasn't going to have anything to enter this time. Like probably everywhere all we've had is rain all month, but no mist being near the coast (we get that mid summer instead!) Then on the last day as the sun was starting to goi down a rainbow appeared. Magic. Something with potential at last. The view is from the bottom of my garden.
I also submitted that photo to Weather Watchers and it's got an 'editor's pick' whatever that means. Maybe they've used it somewhere.
So sorry no fruit or mist from me, it wasn't to be. Interestingly, Keats wrote 'Ode to Autumn' which is where 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' comes from in mid September. Climate change has pushed those conditions back to October now so the likely time to see that would have been the time the comp was set. I'm sure everyone was in the same boat (some literally) with the weather in the month. All the entries were really lovely and appropriate. Well done all.
Guess I have to think of a theme for December now.
John K

drofmit

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 16:14
Thank you for the competition, Gerald... and congratulations to John for that cracker, I had it as the winner....
Thanks also for the HC... with a picture that's a bit bleak... but that's been our weather all month.... dire....
the couple of days that have dawned bright and sunny'ish have been totally without character... this was not a November to remember!
There is good colour this Autumn... but no light to do it justice, sadly....
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.

Perspicador

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 16:34
Never been Photobombed? !
Quote:
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats

JAK

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 18:19
NB. Just spotted my photo briefly at the end of the the Countryfile weather forecast.
John K

drofmit

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 22:56
JAK wrote:
NB. Just spotted my photo briefly at the end of the the Countryfile weather forecast.

Nice one!!
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.
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