Waiting for the optimum moment to capture the colours of autumn at their most spectacular is always a difficult call. Being in London, although we have plenty of green spaces for a city, there are still far more buildings around than leaves, and of course not all leaves colour beautifully.
But once you do find somewhere with colour starting to appear, it’s a case of keeping watch whenever you can. Capture it too soon, and there’s still too much chlorophyll in the leaves – but leave it too late, and you risk them being gone altogether, often helped along by bad weather, leaving spindly branches stripped bare and a muddy mulch underneath.
I’ve taken a few images here and there so far this autumn, but today I decided I’d waited long enough and so this afternoon I took my camera out for a walk – above is a small sample of the autumn colours still in situ locally here in Leytonstone, East London 🙂