Place: Hyde Park, London.
Date: November 18, 2012.
Camera: Sony DSC-HX20V.
When I cycled into work on November 13 — the first bicycle commute I'd made in about a month — I was mesmirised by the autumnal colours of the trees in Hyde Park. In the early morning sunshine everything glimmered and glittered in an array of yellow and gold. It was truly beautiful — and an exhilarating start to the day.
I made a mental note to visit the park on the weekend, so that I could capture some of that magical colour on my camera. So, on Sunday, we bundled ourselves into warm clothes and strolled to the park, only to find that the best of the colour had gone. In just five days, most of the trees had lost their leaves, and those leaves that were clinging on were past their best — many were an ugly burnt brown.
Still, I was insistent on tracking down a few good trees that still had some colour — and here is some of what I found. As usual, click on the images to enlarge.