Good Morning Everyone,
This photograph was taken as we headed home from our meeting in Peebles. For a short time, the sun came out and the trees radiated their autumn colours.
It was certainly the calm before the storm. As we reached the motorway, the rain became torrential!
As you will notice from the lack of exif data, this was not taken with my normal camera. It was, in fact, taken on my mini iPad. (It's a long story but I had no other apparatus available!) I am however impressed by its quality! I did try to sharpen it but, to me, it lost its romantic quality so I left it just as taken.
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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holmertz (31302) 2013-10-30 4:01
This could possibly be the first iPad photo I see on TE. The quality is really remarkable, just as good as with any ordinary camera. The view is very attractive too. The black road cuts very nicely through the green, yellow and rusty red surroundings. There's a good light across the field and pleasant shade in the forest.
serp2000 (33133) 2013-10-30 4:08
Hi, Bev, my meighbor today,
So nice autumn composition and very interesting road story )) Some sad but vivid October colors. Frankly speaking, I don't love the Autumn, this season reminds me an old age. ))
snunney (72716) 2013-10-30 4:47
What a lovely autumnal scene beautifully captured here under a sympathetic ambient light. Beautiful warm tones and mes interesting shadow play. Quality is indeed good for a tablet.
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-30 5:33
Assez impressionnante comme qualité de photographie. Je me demande si elle passerait le test de l'agrandissement. C'est la preuve qu'il faut saisir toutes les opportunités lorsqu'elles passent. Une belle route à l'automne.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-30 5:33
Hello Inspector Gadget!
Lovely autumnal colours, Bev. Taken on an an ipad too! I rather suspect it might have been Len's!
i think you were right to leave it as it was - great colours and the composition is spot on too.
Have a good day.
boa (4649) 2013-10-30 5:36
wonderful autumnal scene with beautiful colors and a deep perspective. This is the type of roads i like most when i drive my antique motorcycle. Rural environments with smells from forests and fields do the trick:)Good quality from your iPad. Sharpening is not necessary in this case, the composition and attractive saturated colors are both excellent. Tfs!
Have a nice day.
timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-30 6:27
for an ipad shot this is of extraordinary quality and really full of the charm and beauty of autumn. As you say the quiet before the storm and the light makes this so appealing and enticing. Like it a lot!
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (105809) 2013-10-30 6:38
Quelle compo met vue superbe quelle belle végétaiton avec la robe d'automaner superbe cpatage et vue ce chemnin cette route qui part dans ce tunnel de couleur merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (33926) 2013-10-30 9:24
The black road follows the diagonal and disappears at an harmonic point in the picture. Beautiful autumnal colours even if I guess that most of the leaves are gathered along the road by now. The pleasant sunshine makes this a very enjoyable picture.
cornejo (22530) 2013-10-30 11:46
Hi Bev, nice view of this beautiful road surrounded by beautiful foliage of colorful, beautifully captured with a great pov, good and beautiful in this picture. A very interesting image with great depth, very good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
All the best from southern Spain.
Kugart (1772) 2013-10-30 13:45
Nice autumnal scene of the little tree lined country road. Beautiful warm tones and soft lighting really make the shot for me. Nice perspective giving good depth to the shot and I like the diagonal shadows of the trees on the road. Good quality for an IPad Beverley .
SnapRJW (23656) 2013-10-30 23:55
Hi Bev - As you know I am a sucker for countryside shots and this is a beauty. So simple but it captures the very essence of the season and the light is wonderful. What I would give to walk down this lane right now! Beautiful! Warm regards Rosemary
annjackman (15533) 2013-10-31 0:47
So the battery finally ran out but what a great idea to take the picture with another gadget! I see what you mean about the romantic quality - sometimes sharpening can spoil it. We also had lovely weather on Monday on the way back from the TE meeting. Annoyingly, Rosslyn Chapel had a power cut and we couldn't get in! However, Edingburh was beautiful in the sun until the heavens opened!
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-10-31 2:52
What an amazing autumnal scenery, captured with a perfect pov and good chosen portrait format which fits well to your compo.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (44023) 2013-10-31 4:54
What a lovely road to take an easy stroll, Beverly.
Excelent light management, the colors and clarity, DOF through - all culminated to an exquiste shot.
Pleasent to watch, now I am envious...
Romano46 (11509) 2013-10-31 10:22
una foto impeccabile nella ripresa, nel taglio, nella stessa composizione che fa perno su alcune belle diagonali e soprattutto per il colore che alla striscia grigia dell'asfalto unisce tutti i bei colori dell'autunno.
Ciao e buona serata
macjake (45588) 2013-10-31 12:14
I too have noticed how great the quality of camera phones and such...but...its still not as high quality as our DSLR's.
when you try to enlarge or photoshop a camera phone photo, it loses alot of its quality. at least thats been my experience.
So i'm glad you left this one alone.
looks just fine as it does here.
Too bad John isn't walking the street or something lol
love the ambiance and colors, looks fantastic.
zoomer (4225) 2013-10-31 13:19
Hi,the soft quality of the image gives it the character of a beautiful aquarelle.Friendly regards Wolf.
NorthernLight (1145) 2013-11-01 2:18
a very nice and atmospheric autumn picture.
It invites you to stroll among the colored deciduous trees.
All the best
Didi (51269) 2013-11-01 2:47
Nice road unde good lateral side lights
Beautiful autumnal lights
We have a similar place not far from Orléans
SWEETFREEDOM (19930) 2013-11-01 6:29
very nice autumn picture, lovely colors, light and good d.o.f.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-11-02 7:04
Ciao Bev, great perspective on fantastic alley, wonderful autumnal colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (48634) 2013-11-02 9:57
Wow, what a great quality shot taken on your iPad! The definition and contrast are stunning, you did so well here. And what an enchanting part of Scotland you have taken us to. I love the warm golden light and colours, the line of the road and trees leads the eye into the frame so cleverly. Excellent vertical frame, accentuating the depth even more.
Great shot, have a lovely weekend
tyro (15711) 2013-11-02 18:43
Sorry that I've not been active here for the last week or so since we last met, but I've just returned home after a trip to south Wales to meet my newest grandson!
Now, I did get your message about your pretty horrendous drive home and I'm glad you managed to make it home safely despite being sans windscreen wiper!
Did you actually make it to to the Dawyck gardens? If so (and the gardens were worth a visit) I really must have a trip there as they are only about 20 miles from home. You must let me know.
But, oh, Bev, why do we all bother with our big heavy and cumbersome cameras when you can take a picture like this of such excellent quality with a "tablet"? Are we denying ourselves the opportunity of progress just like those photographers of old who wanted to hold onto the old ideas of Daguettotypes and big wet-plate wooden cameras?
A very well composed photograph with lovely autumnal light and colours, well taken before the horrid weather came upon you. Beautifully crisp and sharp too. No, I agree - it doesn't require any futher sharpening.
Lovely top meet up again with youirself and Len! That geo-caching walk was great even though it did cause a little bit of exasperation to the others! Great fun! :o)
Cricri (92185) 2013-11-03 4:10
Bonne profondeur du chemine dans un joli décor donner par les couleurs variés de l'automne, la lumière embellit la scène
Kielia (21531) 2013-11-03 6:11
you are presenting a wonderful place in a very nice light. The perspective is excellent and the moody colors make the image very attractive. That was a very successful TE Meeting. My compliments!
CLODO (26450) 2013-11-04 1:46
You were lucky to find a sunny place on this narrow road to catch with your new camera a romantic picture of autumn.
Storm also in France a week ago and this week. I hope my plane to Manchester will take off tomorrow afternoon. No time to meet you as we are going to fly back saturday. Maybe in March/April.... wait and see
mkamionka (27073) 2013-11-06 6:02
this photo may discourage people from buying cameras at all. You did such a fantastic job with the other camera and now the iPad! Beautiful colors of autumn well captured. The motif of the road adds a very nice touch here. I like also the fragments of the blue sky which adds even more color.
Very attractive composition,
adores (30831) 2013-11-10 6:52
Beautiful moment! The road seems endless and the sun light shows all the tonalities of the leaves! Sharpness looks very good to me!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21463)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-28
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/2.4
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): TE Meeting Peebles 2013 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-30 3:49