28.9.12

Autumn Thoughts




Autumn is here now, that’s for sure. I can tell it’s autumn when I start to feel like lots of cinnamon, start wearing cosy knitted jumpers, drink tea all day long, want to bake more than I can eat, light candles & incense sticks every night, and when I start to feel like getting out my film camera more often.
I actually feel like taking film photos constantly right now. There’s just such a warm and cosy feel to it. Or maybe that’s just me - but film photography certainly feels like something connected to autumn.

I took these photos about a year ago when I was back home visiting my family. Looking at them makes me want to go back home so much - I can see myself going for a long walk, taking lots of photos (film of course), coming back home, and having a cup of chai tea & biscuits.
Yes, I would love to do that. But I’m back to uni next week. So I guess London autumn has to do for now.

I just wanted to share a few thoughts on film photography & autumn that came to my mind when thinking about this post.
I just made some muffins for a tea party. Every time I bake I go on Pinterest first and check some of the recipes on there. I realised when looking at all the food photos that I feel drawn in by the detail shots.
Actually not only when it comes to food but with lots of other things as well. I think details can capture an atmosphere so well sometimes - of course you’d have to capture the right details.

Another thought related to film photography: I use a Zenit-B camera which doesn’t even have an integrated light reader (which tells you if your manual settings will work out to give you a correct exposure). So that really makes it hard, even if you understand how exposure works.
(Don’t worry if you don’t quite get that). I basically just realised how important it is in the first place to know how exposure works, and to understand how to use your camera manually.
So I will definitely write a few more posts on that topic to help you get your head around exposure. I know it can be daunting, but it’s actually easier than you think. :)

For now enjoy autumn and all the good things that come with it. What are the things you love about autumn?
I’m sure you’ve all got your very own little things that make you feel like ‘autumn’s here’. I would love to hear, so please share. :)

10 comments:

  1. knit jumpers? I want, please!!

    Autumn makes me crave pumpkin and warm tea which obviously means I absolutely love it! : ]



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  2. I love Autumn It is definitely my favourite season, and loveliest time to take pictures.

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    1. yes, definitely agree with you - I love how everything turns cosy ;)

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  3. September and the first signs of Autumn are my favourite too. I try to take a few walks in the park to photograph the leaves, bake a pie, go for a flavoured latte at Starbucks with Gav and start knitting again. Best time of the year! x

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    1. Starbucks sounds good - I love having a hot drink & watching people walk past. ;)

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  4. Autumn is definitely not my favourite season (spring ... in case you were wondering!) but you make it look so good! these pics make me think of cinnamon buns ...

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    1. Ha, spring actually is my favourite season as well (in case I made anyone think it was autumn. ;) But autumn got lots of good things going for it as well, so it's gotta be number 2.
      Oh, cinnamon rolls are my very very very favourite!! <3

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  5. lovely blog with excellent tips! I Love all your photos!
    I moved recently from southern California, which has no seasons, to Portland Oregon and I am loving having actual rain and weather now.

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    1. Thank you!
      I didn't realise that there are no seasons in southern California - interesting to know.

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