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Autumn colour palettes

I’ve put together some autumn colour palettes to feast your eyes on. There’s so much great colour at this time of year, and I feel I need to keep taking pictures of it before it all disappears.  Little colour palettes seem the obvious choice to record the variety and vibrancy of the red, yellows, green and browns at the time of year. What I love about making these colour palettes is the unexpected colours you can find, some that seem totally out of context. I could spend hours finding the exact colour combinations.

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March's fabulous photo - stacked papers

March’s fabulous photo

March's fabulous photo - stacked papers

This is my fabulous photo for March. I took the picture as part of a series of pictures of my workspace for a blog post on Nook and Cranny’s website (a wonderful shop in Liverpool that stocks a few of my prints). You can view the post here. I didn’t send this pic to them, but love the linear flow of the image, and the coloured stripes it creates. The photos was taken inside my supplied cupboard. Enjoy.

Tiger skull at the Grant Museum of Zoology

February’s Fabulous Photo

Tiger skull at the Grant Museum of Zoology

This month’s photo was taken on a trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology. This small, free museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London and houses around 67.000 specimens. We saw everything from a jar of worms to a white rabbit’s head (very apt with Easter just around the corner…). The image above is of a tiger skull.

The museum is fairly dark and I struggled to get great shots with my little camera, so I used a little Photoshop magic, and this tutorial from Spoon Graphics, to boost it and give it a retro feel.

January’s fabulous photo

At the end of each month I will be posting a fabulous photo, one that sums up the season or what I’ve been up to. So here is the first – for January.

I actually took the picture yesterday, on an epic walk around Wendover Woods in the Chilterns. It took 3 hrs, was cold and misty and grey but beautiful. The woods felt mysterious and wise; we imagined a band of orcs or Robin Hood waiting around the corner. Half way round we ate our sandwiches at the picnic area in the woods. I couldn’t have been happier.

Today it is quite painful to move.

You can download your copy of the walk here – it’s walk 17 – we did the 7 mile version.

Do you have any January pics to share?