On the 21st October I decided to take an early morning trip to Stourhead. The leaves were turning at home and I didn’t want to miss the colours at Stourhead this year. It was a little misty when I left before dawn, I was hoping for mist on Stourhead lake, but it was not to be what little there was soon went when the sun came up. It didn’t matter the sun threw a lovely light across the water and the trees there was also a breeze which came up and meant movement in the water. I’ve put a couple of comparison images below as I returned on the 3rd November.

1. Towards the Panthenon, 21 October 21
1. Towards the Pantheon, 21 October 21
2. Towards the Panthenon, 03 November 21
2. Towards the Pantheon, 03 November 21
3. Towards the Panthenon, 21 October 21
3. Towards the Pantheon, 21 October 21
4. Towards the Panthenon, 03 November 21
4. Towards the Pantheon, 03 November 21

So on Wednesday 3rd November I  drove through thick fog and hoar frost before dawn to get to Stourhead again, hoping for some atmospheric images, but by the time I got to Stourhead  it was just a light frost which was a little bit of a let down and no mist again! But after waiting a while the light from the sun came across towards the Pantheon and lit the trees to an autumnal gold, there wasn’t a breath of wind around dawn. I used a super wide angle lens to get the reflections as well.

First light
First light using 7.5mm wide angle lens
Across to the Pantheon
Across to the Pantheon
Golden tree, Stourhead
Golden tree, Stourhead
Pantheon and bridge
Pantheon and bridge
Classic Stourhead view
Classic Stourhead view

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