The Colours of Autumn

The wet summer and mild autumn have produced some of the most spectacular sights in the Danish countryside in recent years. Right across the country trees have been able to thrive in the ideal conditions, turning the landscape into a stunning display of red, yellow, gold and brown. The rain in the summer months allowed the tree foliage to grow at a greater rate than normal while the lack of winds in recent weeks has meant leaves haven't yet fallen.

The leaves have remained on the trees right up until now and that is why we are seeing the colour variations and the different stages of green to brown. Beech trees tend to lose their leaves quite quickly when it is very windy but we just haven't had that this autumn. The rain that fell during the summer has led to lots of lush foliage and growth. So far, we have had very few strong winds this autumn, but the wind hasn't blown the foliage away yet and the leaves are staying on the trees. The beech tree is looking particularly good at the moment.

(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 35mm 1,4G, iso 200, f/2,2, tripod)

Dead Oak Tree I
(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 35mm 1,4G, iso 200, f/11, tripod)

Dead Oak Tree II and Autumn Colours
(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 300mm 2,8 VR ED, iso 200, f/11, tripod)

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