Sunday, October 25, 2009

Colours of Autumn in Adelaide hills…~ 秋之美 ~

“Gentle reminder: heaps of photos in this post :)”

The arrival of the fall between April and May has brought with it warm colours but chilly mornings and cold nights.

I must say one of my most awesome trip in Adelaide so far was in April – the season of Autumn :)

Autumn colours have always been very fascinating and vibrant, never thought that i would see them in Adelaide, all i can say is i felt like a part of my life fulfilled and dream came true :). This trip to the Adelaide hills – Mount Lofty botanic garden has been one my most anticipated trip because this garden has a collection of many different deciduous autumn foliaged trees and the colours of this garden changes with season. It was one of happiest day here although i went on this trip alone, the colours of autumn just brighten my day no matter what sorrows or hardships i face the day before. JUST FASCINATING!!!!

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Have been wondering when would be the best time to visit Adelaide hills, when would the leaves turn its colours, and if yes, how long they last, will i be too late or too early. The trees in the city gave no sign of when is the best time of autumn as the trees planted here don’t change much. Even though, one species of maple tree is planted around the city, that species sadly do not change its leaves colour, all it does is turn brownish, dry and drop-off. 

The best time to capture the colours of autumn is when the colours start appearing. The time frame between the best of the autumn colour and bare branches can be very short. A brief thunderstorm or burst of strong wind is all that separates a beautiful tree laden with autumn colour from being a pile of leaves on the ground. It's all too easy to wait too long for the perfect day that never comes and, along the way, miss out on some great shots.

I picked one of the weekend which is supposed to be somewhere in the mid of Autumn season, and prepared myself very early as i knew i need a whole day, i don’t want to be rushing and ended up taking shit/blur photos, haha. Once i reached the foothill of my destination, excitement filled me thoroughly. Bz enjoying the early morning and taking photos. Signs of colourful autumn can be seen at the foothill, just AMAZING!!! Couldn’t wait to get to Mt.Lofty botanic garden!!!!

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Foggy roads uphill everywhere as Mt.Lofty botanic garden is located in the hills. The whole place looked empty, chill weather (i was there by 8sthg am) but peaceful. Enjoying the crisp fresh air :)

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The whole garden was filled with mist everywhere, which make shots a bit harder due to the fog. But it was at the same time good as the sun is still pretty much asleep meaning i can good shots with soft lights without worrying bout irritating bright over-exposed sun light.

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My 1st beautiful signs of russet and gold yellow fallen autumn leaves decorating the floor bed of the trails!!!!

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As most of the deciduous plants are planted as patches on certain area or path, i have to walk a fair distance to get to that AMAZING trail. Words just can’t describe my feelings when i saw all these AMAZING work of nature, those striking colourful of autumn leaves and trees. My mood just swing from normal to HIGH, smiling and WOW all the way as if i saw money hanging on those trees. Just amazed and stunt!!! One can really see the transformation from green to yellow, amber, crimson and purple along the trail. The only thing i felt sad is that i SHOULD have a DSLR with polarized filters to shoot these photos, as the sun rise higher, the sunlight is so annoying that i can’t get a good shot.

Here are some of the photos that i hope to share with whoever reading this, feel the vibrant warm colours of autumn :) Hope u guys enjoy :)

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  1. wowwwwww.....awesome!!!send me some maple leaves la....hahaha

  2. i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it very muchhhhhhh.....wahahaha

  3. so nice!!! love it so much... is just like those wallpaper downloaded online...

  4. very very vibrant colors, nice:)

  5. Great photo gallery u have in ur blog! Great shot as well!

  6. 欲处君处....
    wow!!it so beautiful.....

  7. they r more beautiful than the one we took today huh? ^^ i really like them!