Magda Indigo photography

+ AUTUMN

AUTUMN FINALE..
TRICK or TREAT…
ODE to AUTUMN…
RED OCTOBER… ROWAN berries
BERRY SEASON… AUTUMN
THE FALLEN…
GATHERED…
GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum
GOLD in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum
OF AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT... HYDRANGEA.
CHRYSALIS… A LEAF
AT LAST…
WILD CHESTNUT… Stage three
WILD CHESTNUT… Stage two
CONKER… One
WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…
MINI CONES..
COLOURFUL AUTUMN…
AUTUMN BOUNTY…
B-SIDE… of COTONEASTER
THREE MAPLE-COPTERS…
l’HELICE… THE PROPELLER
SOUVENIRS d'ENFANCE…
WHEN SWEET CORN IS RIPE….
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA
PRIORY ISLAND in LOCH TAY…
I Think It's Going To Rain Today…
LIGHT-PLAY in the HIGHLANDS…
WELSH GOLD ...
EBBING GLORY ...
UNDER GENTLE RAIN…
THICK GREEN LINE…
THE LONE TREE…
GOLD ABOVE THE LOCH…
MY MAN, KILLIN, AUTUMN…
ALSO AUTUMN…
A LONE TREE in AUTUMN…
The soft side of Loch Lomond...
EARTH, WIND and FIRE…
JEWELS in THE AUTUMN CROWN… ROWAN berries
THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum
BERRY BERRY NICE...
ULTIMATE AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…
FALLEN GLORY...
PRECIOUS AUTUMN...
SIMPLY RED… Autumn Colours.
QUINTESSENTIAL AUTUMN…
EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM
LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...
ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…
AUTUMN SWEETNESS…
AUTUMN CHARMS…
OUTSIDE the BOX…
INSIDE the BOX…
AUJOURD’HUI C’EST l’AUTOMNE…
AUTUMNAL FOLLY…
OCTOBERFEST…
AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!
DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…
HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN...
THE COLOUR ORANGE…
WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my AMERICAN FRIENDS...
SPICE it UP…
MORE THAN SPICE…
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
OLD MANSE…
THE ENCHANTED WOOD, MAGIC...
THE ENCHANTED WOOD...
AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
A GLORIOUS GOOD-BYE... BEECH
FIRST DAY of AUTUMN...
THE FUN OF AUTUMN...
WONDERFUL WORLD? CAN BE...
APOTHEOSE…
LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...
A HAPPY AUTUMN...
MONET WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS...
LEAVES ON THE WATER...
LAST LEAVES ON THE WATER...
THE STONE LION in AUTUMN...
LEAVES ON THE WALL..
THE COLOURFUL SEASON…
Ooh Darling, SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME...
LEAVES IN THE SUN...
NOT READY TO GO YET...
HOPE...
THE SUMMUM of AUTUMN...
GLORIOSA LIGHT IN THE BIRCH TREE...
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES
JUST THE TWO OF US...
A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...
An INDIGO EVENING…
THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS...
THE SKEW BARN...
DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...
SNAKING OFF...
NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
SUBTLE moodiness...
DRAMA IN THE SKY...
BONFIRE-NIGHT, TONIGHT 5 November....
AUTUMNAL OUTING...
THE ENCHANTED WOOD…
A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE...
THE HUNT for RED OCTOBER...
A SINGLE MOMENT of GLORY...
ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES
ONLY ONE MOMENT of GLORY...
ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...
GOLD LEAFY LAYERS...
THE FALLEN LEAVES...
TAKEN BY STORM...
FALLEN GLORY...
OF VINE AND TWINE...
OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.
ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
VINE LEAVES
AUTUMN WHIRLWIND...
ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE.
FALLEN GLORY...
DINGELING… PHYSALIS
SONG for AUTUMN... PHYSALIS
OF HALLOWEEN CROSSES and COLOURS… Physalis
INTERTWINED...
MAPLECOPTER-MEMORIES...
MAPLECOPTERS…
ACORNS, LATE SUMMER, EARLY AUTUMN..
WONDROUS WORLD... PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
TRICK or TREAT? MMMMMACARONS...
APRICOT, THE COLOURS of AUTUMN?...
MONEY-PENNY…
MONEY PENNY...
A TOUCH of PURPLE...
AUTUMN ELEGANCE...Lily
ALIEN EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM
AUTUMNAL FLOWER BOUQUET...
LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...
BERRY BERRY NICE...
THE RED BERRIES of THE HAWTHORN...
PINK SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum
Dee-light... Chrysanthemums
SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...
CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...
VICTORIAN BEAUTY… Chrysanthemum
CAN A FLOWER BE SHY?
APPASSIONATA in RED, Dahlia and buds...
DELICIOUS CHRYSANTHEMUM...
PURPLELICIOUS... CHRYSANTHEMUM.
DUETTINO OF... CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OF SEASONAL COLOURS... CHRYSANTHEMUM
Sinfonietta d'Automne...
AUTUMN'S SPLENDOUR IS HERE!
FLOWERBASKET with HYDRANGEA...
A FLOWERBASKET with a twist...

AUTUMN FINALE..

#abfab_autumn We almost come to the finale of the fruit and nut harvesting! Physalis; large papery husks derive from the calyx. The berry inside, also goes by the names Golden Strawberry, Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. This here is decorative. Have you ever wondered about the origin of Halloween colours? It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes. The colour orange also signifies strength and endurance. We don’t know if that is for the holiday or strength and endurance at the harvest time. Since the Celtics were involved in wars with Julius Caesar, they may have believed orange gave courage to those who wore that colour during battle. As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a colour of Autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. I love these warm hues, it is truly Autumnal… Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRICK or TREAT…

#abfav_halloween A treat? Have a wonderful day, filled with fun, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ODE to AUTUMN…

#abfab_autumn "No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds — No-vember!" — Thomas Hood LOL, I lay this wreath… an Autumn wreath for… LAST Summer Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED OCTOBER… ROWAN berries

I found these on the ground, in the ‘wild’. Berries are so autumnal, only very few are edible now, except for the birds and other animals. A jelly made from them is popular for dressing game. According to Robert James in 1747, the fruit is excellent for treating the scurvy, and the exudates from the bark is good for the diseases of the spleen. When dried and powdered the berries have been turned into a type of bread, and in an infusion make an acidulous drink. A gargle made from the berries is good for a sore throat and inflamed tonsils. However, it is bitter – very bitter. Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae. Species of Sorbus are commonly known as white-beam, rowan, service tree and mountain-ash. This upright, tree is the most compact of the Rowan trees making it ideal for small gardens. Fluffy, white corymbs of flowers appear in April-May that are popular with bees. Mid/dark green pinnate foliage turns vibrant shades of orange and red in the autumn which complements the reddish orange berries that hang in heavy clusters and are a treat for the birds. Popular folklore maintains that a heavy crop of fruit means a hard or difficult winter. Similarly, in Finland and Sweden, the number of fruit on the trees was used as a predictor of the snow cover during winter. However, as fruit production for a given summer is related to weather conditions the previous summer, with warm, dry summers increasing the amount of stored sugars available for subsequent flower and fruit production, it has no predictive relationship to the weather of the next winter. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERRY SEASON… AUTUMN

Cotoneaster species are used as larval food plants by some Lepidoptera species including grey dagger, mottled umber, short-cloaked moth, winter moth and hawthorn moth. The flowers attract bees and butterflies and the fruits are eaten by birds. Although relatively few species are native there, in the UK and Ireland, Cotoneaster species are used, along with the related genus Pyracantha, as a valuable source of nectar when often the bees have little other forage in the June gap. The red berries are also highly attractive to blackbirds and other thrushes. I brought back a lot of interesting samples with me from Scotland, to photograph in the Studio Indigo. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FALLEN…

#abfav_autumn aaah, those beautiful leaves of Autumn, so much reminding me of people. A cycle almost complete, with imperfections now, some scars, the veins showing more, but still attractive and vibrant, yes, like so many friends I know LOL. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GATHERED…

#abfav_autumn Some leaves of the Hawthorn I gathered for their beautiful autumn colours. Hawthorn is beautiful all year round but especially in Autumn. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum

OOOH MUM, lol Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals, food, Fashion, even humans... Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. A beautiful top view of the 'heart', the centre, from where all the gold and red glory unfolds Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Something to look forward to! Have a blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT... HYDRANGEA.

#abfav_autumn This late bloom of Hydrangea gave me all the wonderful colours of Autumn, the flower spoke to me of fading light... I obliged! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHRYSALIS… A LEAF

#abfav_autumn No, not a proper butterfly one, but a leaf (less than 3cm that thinks it is a Chrysalis, LOL The pupae of different groups of insects have different names such as chrysalis for the pupae of butterflies. The term is derived from the metallic gold-coloration found in the pupae of many butterflies, referred to by the Greek term χρυσός (chrysós) for gold. TO MAKE YOU SMILE! Fun from Studio indigo. And thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AT LAST…

#abfav_autumn the husk breaks open and the wild chestnut/conker is born, after 4 weeks… the wait is over, LOL A wild chestnut found under the tree, I recorded the ‘opening’, over almost 18 days. It was fascinating. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The horse chestnut's fruit is colloquially called a "conker" and refers to the shiny brown, poisonous seed that is protected by a green spiny capsule. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD CHESTNUT… Stage three

#abfav_autumn Almost there. Fresh conker from a horse chestnut tree. A wild chestnut found under the tree, I recorded the ‘opening’, over almost 18 days. It was fascinating. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The horse chestnut's fruit is colloquially called a "conker" and refers to the shiny brown, poisonous seed that is protected by a green spiny capsule. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD CHESTNUT… Stage two

#abfav_autumn More open. Fresh conker from a horse chestnut tree. A wild chestnut found under the tree, I recorded the ‘opening’, over almost 18 days. It was fascinating. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The horse chestnut's fruit is colloquially called a "conker" and refers to the shiny brown, poisonous seed that is protected by a green spiny capsule. Autumn fun from Studio INDIGO. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CONKER… One

#abfav_autumn Fresh conker from a horse chestnut tree. A wild chestnut found under the tree, I recorded the ‘opening’, over almost 18 days. It was fascinating. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The horse chestnut's fruit is colloquially called a "conker" and refers to the shiny brown, poisonous seed that is protected by a green spiny capsule. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…

#abfav_autumn Every Autumn beautiful, unusual small nuts appear in the British larder. They are not dissimilar to a hazelnut, but should not be mistaken for them; the Cobnut is a nut in its own right. They are super-delicious fresh but can also be dried and eaten later in the season. Cobnuts, filberts, hazelnuts are all varieties of the Corylus family. They grow in Britain and can be found fresh from early Autumn, or dried and processed for using year round. Cobnuts are very distinctive in their pretty, downy cover which, when fresh, is easy to remove as is the shell of the young nut. Once they begin to dry the shell toughens yet will still only need a sharp tap to break. When young, the green cobnuts have a taste very similar to coconut and as they mature and become golden, they are much sweeter and juicier. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MINI CONES..

#abfav_autumn I find all kind of wonderful autumnal items, like these mini cones from the European larch (Larix decidua). Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURFUL AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Hawthorn is beautiful all year round but especially in Autumn. Haws are important for wildlife in winter, particularly thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds in their droppings. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN BOUNTY…

#abfav_autumn When I am out and about, like last weeks, in Scotland, my main interest is never far from my brain, I always scan for ‘bounty, so, I brought back, found on the ground: Maple-copters, Mountain Ash berries, small cones and rose-bottles. Not just leaves that maked the Autumn! LOL Yep, I bring ‘work’ home, all too happy to! As always, fun from Studio Indigo. Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

B-SIDE… of COTONEASTER

Yes, the back of a beautiful branch of Cotoneaster, because the berries tend to ‘hide’ under the leaves, and these are a downy grey on the underside! Cotoneaster species are used as larval food plants by some Lepidoptera species including grey dagger, mottled umber, short-cloaked moth, winter moth and hawthorn moth. The flowers attract bees and butterflies and the fruits are eaten by birds. Although relatively few species are native there, in the UK and Ireland, Cotoneaster species are used, along with the related genus Pyracantha, as a valuable source of nectar when often the bees have little other forage in the June gap. The red berries are also highly attractive to blackbirds and other thrushes. I brought back a lot of interesting samples with me from Scotland, to photograph in the Studio Indigo. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE MAPLE-COPTERS…

#abfav_3 Speak of childhood memories!!! Found under a tree in bonnie Scotland. Maple trees (Acer) produce winged seeds called double samaras, which twirl to the ground in late summer or early fall. They resemble helicopters in motion, earning them the common name of helicopters or whirligigs. The seeds vary slightly in size and colouring among species, but all produce winged seeds affectionately called helicopters. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Used the ring flash on this. Now, DO NOT rush out to get one of those! It is not a priority, has quite 'limited' usage, is particular and specific and not the easiest to use! I use it together with other sources of lighting, but that's my game, my challenge (obsession?) literally PLAYING and PAINTING with light. Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

l’HELICE… THE PROPELLER

I created a propeller with the ‘maple-copters’. More fun from Studio Indigo, lol. INFO: Also found under a tree in bonnie Scotland. Maple trees (Acer) produce winged seeds called double samaras, which twirl to the ground in late summer or early fall. They resemble helicopters in motion, earning them the common name of helicopters or whirligigs. The seeds vary slightly in size and colouring among species, but all produce winged seeds affectionately called helicopters. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOUVENIRS d'ENFANCE…

#ab fav_autumn MAPLECOPTER-MEMORIES Speak of childhood memories!!! Also found under a tree in bonnie Scotland. Maple trees (Acer) produce winged seeds called double samaras, which twirl to the ground in late summer or early fall. They resemble helicopters in motion, earning them the common name of helicopters or whirligigs. The seeds vary slightly in size and colouring among species, but all produce winged seeds affectionately called helicopters. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Used the ring flash on this. Now, DO NOT rush out to get one of those! It is not a priority, has quite 'limited' usage, is particular and specific and not the easiest to use! I use it together with other sources of lighting, but that's my game, my challenge (obsession?) literally PLAYING and PAINTING with light. Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN SWEET CORN IS RIPE….

#abfav_autumn you know it is Autumn… here in Northern Europe at least. All Summer you see the fields getting higher. The fruit of the sweet corn plant is the corn kernel, a type of fruit called a caryopsis. The ear is a collection of kernels on the cob. Because corn is a monocot, there is always an even number of rows of kernels. The ear is covered by tightly wrapped leaves called the husk. Silk is the name for the pistillate flowers, which emerge from the husk. Sweet corn occurs as a spontaneous mutation in field corn and was grown by several Native American tribes. The Iroquois gave the first recorded sweet corn (called 'Papoon') to European settlers in 1779. It soon became a popular food all over. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

#abfav_autumn FOUND/ BOUGHT them on the Farmers' market. The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in the gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA

#abfav_autumn This bloom of Hydrangea turned into lace... skeletal... beautiful and delicate. I gently brought it in. The flower spoke to me of essence, the spine; I thought of an Autumn bride, all things romantic. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY ART PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIORY ISLAND in LOCH TAY…

#abfav_autumn Taken from the bridge of Kenmore, a small village in Perthshire, in the Highlands of Scotland, located where Loch Tay drains into the River Tay. The village dates from the 16th century. Priory Island in Loch Tay. The largest island in Loch Tay, as being 'at least superficially of artificial construction’, in other words, man-made islands, around 18 in the area, crannogs thousands of years ago. The most easily visible is Priory Island, a wooded crannog at the north end near Kenmore; this was joined to the shore by a causeway, which is now submerged. Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I Think It's Going To Rain Today…

Randy Newman - https://youtu.be/k9Fn8VhkK5g SCOTLAND… PLEASE ON BLACK. It is early October and we are in Scotland, so the weather is ‘Scottish’… which means, racing clouds, fast showers, lots of light play on the hills and lots of interesting light. As we are high up, we are closer to the sky, so; often the top of the hills are covered in eerie wisps of white cloud. Like a lover’s caress. The weather doesn’t bother us, we take it as it comes, everything has its charms and moods. We stand on the shore of Loch Lubnaig, standing silent, stunned by such beauty, which changes by the second! I capture the rain This is again how it came out of my camera! I’m a ‘purist’, lol Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT-PLAY in the HIGHLANDS…

On our way to the ‘coast’, not far outside Killin; our base, we discover this plain where the river Dochart meanders from one Loch to the next. It is fairly windy, so the clouds are chasing again, playing with the sun, casting shadows on the land. Makes for interesting landscape photography. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELSH GOLD ...

#abfav_autumn An Autumn Sunday in North-Wales. Little winding roads amongst the golden larches, up towards Mount Snowdon, this river surprised me with its golden and indigo colours, the limpid water ice cold and wild. Wales, with its dramatic scenery, is steeped in mystery and romance. Its majestic heather-clad hills cut by cascading waterfalls, and mountain streams rushing through gladed valleys are both the places of legends and of history running back into the mists of time. Yet, beneath the quartzite surface of this jewelled landscape, there is another treasure, as valuable as it is beautiful – Welsh gold. Today, Welsh gold is scarcer than it has ever been. When mining took place at the Clogau St. David’s Gold Mine in the late 1990s it used to cost over £1000 an ounce to extract. THANK YOU, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EBBING GLORY ...

#abfav_autumn The last Autumn leaf on the still water. Poem by Srividya (24 Sept 2006) a clear reflection, on still waters contended existence nothing else did matter the wind blew away the last autumn leaf it rippled the reflection and it was gone now nothing does matter The leaves, hurled by vehement winds into the pond beneath the wall coulored with Virginia creeper, were gently drifting, the blazing colours quickly tempered by the water... ebbing glory. My heart filled with a sudden sadness, in Nature beauty is so ephemeral, I saw however that in everything there is beauty... As you can see, I am a 'photography purist'? I do not mess with my images, I spent too many years 'getting it right'? Plus I feel Nature is doing a damn good job already... Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNDER GENTLE RAIN…

#abfav_autumn The bigger picture of the Thick Green Line yesterday. On the right banks the colour is still mostly green ever so slightly turning yellow, also Autumn! It is serenely quiet across the water, and nothing is rippling the surface, so the reflections are smooth. It starts to rain more, but it passes quickly, on the little beach we photograph from, there are trees which give us some protection. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THICK GREEN LINE…

#abfav_autumn Please view on black. Here, on the right banks the colour is still mostly green ever so slightly turning yellow, also Autumn! It is serenely quiet across the water, and nothing is rippling the surface, so the reflections are smooth. It starts to rain more, but it passes quickly, on the little beach we photograph from, there are trees which give us some protection. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south, Loch Lubnaig offers fishing from the shore. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LONE TREE…

#abfav_monochrome ZEN? We walked through a beautiful park called 'Golden Acres' when I saw this tree; everything was green, including the trunk of the tree, from the recent moisture and moss. It had something of the Japanese drawings, I saw it in nothing but B&W, I saw this image like this here in my mind before I even took the photo. Apparently that's what makes it art... if it is a preconceived idea, the rest is photojournalism! Must find that article and refer you to it! LOL! Have a magic day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) View BEST On Black! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD ABOVE THE LOCH…

#abfav_autumn We discover Loch Lubnaig, a nice spot for a break, in between two showers, we are to get a lot of images. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south, Loch Lubnaig offers fishing from the shore while canoes can be rented at the north end. Alternatively, two car parking areas on the east shore offer perfect, albeit sometimes busy, canoe launching points. A golden Autumn branch decorates my view. Hope that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MAN, KILLIN, AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn We stayed in Killin, in the heart of Scotland, where you find the Dochart falls in the centre of the village. Our first day, we had seen them upon arrival the night before, but in the morning: beautiful sunlight. What a sight! Many photographers around, so difficult to get ‘empty’ shots, lol. We both enjoyed it tremendously, out of my ’comfort-zone’, but to use a ‘trendy’ cliche! Hope that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALSO AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Please view on black. Autumn can be a nostalgic season, the closing of another chapter, nature getting ready for the hibernation of Winter. It is the season of mist and fog, moodiness, mystery. Sometimes you have to guess what is there, use your imagination.LOL The clouds were low and euh, we were high… High up the hills, where you could almost touch the skies, wonderful. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LONE TREE in AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn A strong survivor! A more atmospheric day, with rain, which made for interesting moody images. We once more drove up along Loch Tay, the ‘BENS’ (=hills), mostly with their heads in the clouds, Autumn colours gradually dressing all now… Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

The soft side of Loch Lomond...

We stop to enjoy the stunning views of Loch Lomond, variable weather conditions make it interesting. Loch Lomond (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Laomainn) is a freshwater Scottish loch (=lake) which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. It is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. “Oh, ye'll tak the high road, and I'll tak the low road, And I'll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.” Type: freshwater loch, ribbon lake, dimictic Primary inflows: Endrick Water, Fruin Water, River Falloch Primary outflows; River Leven Max. length : 24 mi (39 km) Max. width : 5 mi (8.0 km) Surface area: 27 sq mi (70 km2) Average depth: 121 ft (37 m) Max. depth: 620 ft (190 m) Surface elevation: 25 ft (7.6 m) Islands: 60 (Inchcailloch, Inchmurrin, Inchfad) Settlements: Balloch, Ardlui, Balmaha, Luss, Rowardennan, Tarbet Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EARTH, WIND and FIRE…

This is the photo I took when Paul photographed me reaching up, LOL https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212717373342408&set=a.2707714205258.135393.1028880187&type=3&theater Three of the elements... The earth was planted with young saplings, the wind played on Loch TAY, the Fire was glowing in the colours of the ‘weeds’… This is how it came out of my camera! Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JEWELS in THE AUTUMN CROWN… ROWAN berries

#abfav_autumn I found these on the ground, in the ‘wild’. Berries are so autumnal, only very few are edible now, except for the birds and other animals. A jelly made from them is popular for dressing game. According to Robert James in 1747, the fruit is excellent for treating the scurvy, and the exudates from the bark is good for the diseases of the spleen. When dried and powdered the berries have been turned into a type of bread, and in an infusion make an acidulous drink. A gargle made from the berries is good for a sore throat and inflamed tonsils. However, it is bitter – very bitter. Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae. Species of Sorbus are commonly known as white-beam, rowan, service tree and mountain-ash. This upright, tree is the most compact of the Rowan trees making it ideal for small gardens. Fluffy, white corymbs of flowers appear in April-May that are popular with bees. Mid/dark green pinnate foliage turns vibrant shades of orange and red in the autumn which complements the reddish orange berries that hang in heavy clusters and are a treat for the birds. Popular folklore maintains that a heavy crop of fruit means a hard or difficult winter. Similarly, in Finland and Sweden, the number of fruit on the trees was used as a predictor of the snow cover during winter. However, as fruit production for a given summer is related to weather conditions the previous summer, with warm, dry summers increasing the amount of stored sugars available for subsequent flower and fruit production, it has no predictive relationship to the weather of the next winter. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum

#abfav_autumn Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. FOR FULL IMPACT E: PLEASE View On Black Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Have a blooming day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERRY BERRY NICE...

#abfav_autumn Leaves, greenery with berries. This is a detail, not a crop, a new composition, comp in camera. Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ULTIMATE AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

#abfav_autumn A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or visitors? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanks for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Used as DECORATIVE CORN and Fresh Hazelnuts, called cobnuts Here you see Corn ’Black Aztec’ a delicious heirloom corn said to have been grown by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago. And a Zea mays 'Strawberry’, ruby-red rounded cobs produced in abundance on this highly ornamental variety. Once dried, the kernels are simply the best variety for popping! Flint corn (Zea mays indurata; also known as Indian corn or sometimes calico corn) is a variant of maize (var. Linnaeus), the same species as common corn. Because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft endosperm, it is likened to being hard as flint; hence the name. … et voila, Autumn in studio Indigo. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

#abfav_autumn I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of spring, the warmth of summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, bearing the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! Taken in the studio, it was an 'easy' one to light! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRECIOUS AUTUMN...

#abfav_autumn “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono My beautiful ( inside and out) grandson, Jim. Kindness equals beauty! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIMPLY RED… Autumn Colours.

#abfav_autumn Isn't that what photography does: Holding Back The Years (by Simply Red)? Mother and daughter, both the same hair, real Titian Red... Plus in typical Autumn colours, fashion often follows the seasons in colours! Taken on Hasselblad and on film, a scanned negative. Fashion from Studio Indigo Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUINTESSENTIAL AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? With berries and acorns. Fun from studio Indigo. Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM

A Japanese Spider Chrysanthemum, so again; a different type. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...

#abfav_autumn I like the analogy, we are here for our one beautiful ‘season’, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. Some vulnerable to diseases, not making it... In light, in dark, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, with missing bits, some scars, by far not ‘perfect’ anymore if ever, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought… SO, in my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of what it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL. It is in fact tiny! Anyway, it is very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks, two if your lucky with the weather, it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. View On proper Black Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn …In one flower! Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light getting closer! Have a blooming day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN SWEETNESS…

A bigger, more ‘feathered’ variety of Aster. Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden? I held them up, when I saw a spider....... so, I turned them down till it was gone and that's when I saw THE image! FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL, View Large and On PROPER Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN CHARMS…

#abfav_autumn I don’t know about you, but hmmm, every season has its charms? Each their colours… not that Spring doesn’t have orange or Summer doesn’t have reds, I think it much lies in the ‘combination’ of colours? And this here is pure Autumn! An orange onion Pumpkin, some Strawberry Corn (mostly decorative Zea mays 'Strawberry'. Popping Corn), some cobnuts (fresh Hazelnuts) and a few Physalis… et voila, Autumn in the studio. Hope you have a lovely w-e. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OUTSIDE the BOX…

Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INSIDE the BOX…

Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUJOURD’HUI C’EST l’AUTOMNE…

“Aujourd'hui c'est l'automne Et je pleure souvent Aujourd'hui c'est l'automne Qu'il est loin le printemps…” A lyric from this French chanson by Alain Barrière https://youtu.be/u_-1AxtwwFg Still the vibrant ‘end of Summer oranges’, yet already heralding the Autumnal tones. Roses, berries, Montbretia… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMNAL FOLLY…

AUTUMNAL FOLLY… all things Autumnal, the clue is in the colours! Knifophia, Gerbera, pumpkin, Physalis and decorative fruits. Bright and vibrant. What you see in my images is the years of experimenting, the years of studying lighting and composition, the years of experience, the endless creativity! Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OCTOBERFEST…

I don’t know about you, but hmmm, every season has its charms? Each their colours… not that Spring doesn’t have orange or Summer doesn’t have greens, I think it much lies in the ‘combination’ of colours? And this here is pure Autumn! Some bright orange Physalis, some cobnuts (fresh Hazelnuts) and a green ‘decorative’ fruits… et voila, Autumn in the studio. Having a lovely w-e? Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!

The days grow shorter and the shadows longer… I always feel a little melancholic when it is Autumn, it still has more the flavour of Summer, yet not the promise of Winter. Slowly the fragrance of decay fills the air, the colours are starting to change, they will erupt in one last beautiful burst! I sense in people that they want to ignore this season and pretend it IS still Summer. Nature is also hanging on awhile longer. However, in the shops, it is full on Autumn, the clothes and shoes, the flowers and food! , we are being well ‘guided’, LOL Here, one double Sunflower bloom, ‘Teddy Bear’ nd two Ornamental fruit pumpkins. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…

PURELY DECORATIVE CORN and Fresh Hazelnuts, called cobnuts Here you see Corn ’Black Aztec’ a delicious heirloom corn said to have been grown by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago. And a Zea mays 'Strawberry’, ruby-red rounded cobs produced in abundance on this highly ornamental variety. Once dried, the kernels are simply the best variety for popping! Flint corn (Zea mays indurata; also known as Indian corn or sometimes calico corn) is a variant of maize (var. Linnaeus), the same species as common corn. Because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft endosperm, it is likened to being hard as flint; hence the name. … et voila, Autumn in the studio. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN...

A treat? Have a wonderful day, filled with fun, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOUR ORANGE…

Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America, orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season. In Asia, it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism, where it is of course the colour of saffron. I love these warm hues, it is truly Autumnal… Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…

Every Autumn beautiful, unusual small nuts appear in the British larder. They are not dissimilar to a hazelnut, but should not be mistaken for them; the Cobnut is a nut in its own right. They are super-delicious fresh but can also be dried and eaten later in the season. Cobnuts, filberts, hazelnuts are all varieties of the Corylus family. They grow in Britain and can be found fresh from early Autumn, or dried and processed for using year round. Cobnuts are very distinctive in their pretty, downy cover which, when fresh, is easy to remove as is the shell of the young nut. Once they begin to dry the shell toughens yet will still only need a sharp tap to break. When young, the green cobnuts have a taste very similar to coconut and as they mature and become golden, they are much sweeter and juicier. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my AMERICAN FRIENDS...

Here we do not celebrate this, however it is not a bad idea for the rest of us to 'take stock' once in awhile? I always say: be happy for what you have got and not unhappy for what you have not? Dried orange, vibrant husks and fragrant Cinnamon. yummy, Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPICE it UP…

STARS & STRIPES? LOL. Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen, who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Burma. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE THAN SPICE…

Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen, who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Burma. Physalis is characterised by the small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk derived from the calyx. The berry also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. Select species are cultivated for their edible fruit, however; the typical Physalis fruit is similar to a firm tomato in texture, and like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. Physalis fruit is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. These fruits contain 18 kinds of amino acids . These berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OLD MANSE…

On our explorations in the heart of Scotland, on the less touristy side of Loch Tay, we discovered a lovely, unchartered waterfall called Old Manse. The ‘hills’ around here are over 3000ft (over 1000m), so you can imagine that IS a LOT of water running down to te Loch, from those that are Moors and not forested, Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD, MAGIC...

Like I said, to my grandchildren this the previous photo, SEE THE ENCHANTED WOOD, was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They already were quite used to the small digital cameras and how to take photos, now they are more and more interested and more curious in some of the ‘tricks’ and creativity, especially my granddaughter. Every time I had taken a photo, they wanted to see the back of my camera, aahh, those big surprised eyes when there was 'nothing', lovely. After the ‘normal’ shot, with my camera on the tripod and while the shutter was open I moved the camera upwards creating the blur effect. After our 'adventure' walk, we took the film into the lab, went for a break and a drink, an hour later, we saw the results... the test-prints... They thought it was magic! Now of course this can all be done digitally and with software. That was 2007 and I was still using my trusty and cherished Nikon F4. I held out for quite some time, not convinced about the quality? A lot has changed! Yet isn't it much the same... done in a different way? I like this because it’s such a lovely blend of the autumn colours with the tree trunks so strong. I wish you all a clear day and would like to give a special THANK YOU, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD...

To my grandchildren, on a visit from the Continent, this was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They collected coloured leaves for us, to photograph at home, ran through the rustling carpet, conkers and chestnuts, pine-cones, saw the squirrels, all the things that kids love. Have a super day, I know I will, and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Llanrwst, Gwynedd, United Kingdom. The name is a real tongue-twister, eh, for non-Welsh speakers? Apparently a welsh Icon... This cottage, next to the bridge, draped in a throw of Autumn colours. We discovered it by chance on the road from the Coast of North Wales UK, where we were staying, to Betws-y Coed, Snowdonia and Mount Snowdon. A CHOCOLATE BOX PICTURE? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GENTLE AUTUMN...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GLORIOUS GOOD-BYE... BEECH

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Beech (Fagus) is a genus of eleven accepted species of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The beech is in Spring one of the last trees to 'leaf'... so naturally it is also the last to colour and shed its leaves. But in full glory, A GOLDEN good-bye!!!!!! I see this tall (Beeches are large trees that may exceed 35 metres in height and 1.5 metres in diameter at breast height) and majestic tree year after year, Sometimes, in Autumn... I am too late, sometimes too early... Here I have what I wanted! Thank you for your comments and faves, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST DAY of AUTUMN...

Nothing Gold Can Stay poem by Robert Frost (1923) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. It all looked very leisurely, I was photographing when I heard the clopin-clopant... I turned, pointed and got this image! They disappeared into the green distance... Have a good one! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

THE FUN OF AUTUMN...

Children gathering coloured leaves and pine cones to start the open fire... BLISS! I used to do this with my parents, I shared that fun with my boys now it is with the next generation... our future. This is an older image, but it has aged well. This was taken before the whole digital revolution. In 1990, Kodak developed the Photo CD system and proposed "the first worldwide standard for defining colour in the digital environment of computers and computer peripherals." In 1991 Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists. It was a Nikon F-3 camera equipped by Kodak with a 1.3 megapixel sensor (at the price of $13,000). The first digital cameras for the consumer-level market that worked with a home computer via a serial cable were the Apple QuickTake 100 camera (February 17, 1994), the Kodak DC40 camera (March 28-1995), the Casio QV-11 (with LCD monitor, late 1995), and Sony's Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera (1996).(By Mary Bellis) I still loved film more for a long time, I enjoyed digital, however I do try and use the camera as though it was film, I cherish the challenge of coming home NOT with hundreds of images, but rather a 10 good ones (one take each!) Photography is about a moment, and WHEN YOU MISS IT... YOU MISS IT! Have a beautiful day, we're off to the Coast, nothing like coming back with the wind in your hair and the salt on your lips, AND the images in the camera! Thanx, Magda, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WONDERFUL WORLD? CAN BE...

My son had found this seat amongst the red Begonias, his little boy ran towards him, picked up one of the fallen flowers and offered it to his dad, a very tender moment... Not something you can set-up! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

APOTHEOSE…

#abfav_autumn Plants are rapturing me with their stunning colours, sadly not for long this time, the strong winds play havoc, tear the leaves off the branches, throw them in the air, a few saltos and twirls and then down on the wet ground... nature... It is easy , in Autumn, to look past the weather, as we are being treated with a beautiful festival of colours. Selective dof. I wish you all a wonderful day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...

I like the analogy, we are here for our one ‘season’, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. some vulnerable to diseases, not making it... In light, in dark, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful,with missing bits, some scars, by far not ‘perfect’ anymore if ever, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought, View On proper Black Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAPPY AUTUMN...

Here comes the season of colour! The first and obvious title to this image was Les Feuilles Mortes. NO LEAVES WERE DISTURBED OR MOVED FOR THE MAKING OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH... The lyrics of the song "Les Feuilles Mortes" was written by the French surrealist poet Jacques Prévert, the music by Joseph Kosma in 1945. "Oh! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes Des jours heureux où nous étions amis. En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle, Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui. Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle. Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié... Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle, Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi Et le vent du nord les emporte Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli. Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié La chanson que tu me chantais." (EXCERPT..) Prévert has always been one of my favourite French poets from when I was very young! The warm sun of Summer is still stroking us occasionally, Autumn sneaked upon us, but it is here, the calendar tells me, I look up, I look down, the leaves are turning, the leaves are falling, from green to yellow, from green to orange, from yellow to orange, from orange to red… they all end up brown and dead. View On proper Black Have a colourful day and Autumn, and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONET WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS...

Soft tones and colours, that was what his beloved garden was all about! When I saw this, it immediately struck me and I had the title! View On proper Black I have a plea to all the photographers out there, when you upload a photo 'UNTITLED', what that tells us: I do not care? Then why should we? I have millions of images, and ALL of them have a caption! Some were easier to find than others...LOL. For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES ON THE WATER...

Ebbing Glory... The leaves, hurled by vehement winds into the pond beneath the firewall (see previous image) , were gently drifting, huddled together, the blazing colours quickly tempered by the water, ebbing glory. My heart filled with sudden sadness, in Nature beauty is so ephemeral, however in everything there is beauty... As you can see, I am a 'photography purist'? I do not mess with my images, I spent too long 'getting it right'? Plus I feel Nature is doing a damn good job... View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST LEAVES ON THE WATER...

The last Autumn leaf on the still water. a clear reflection, on still waters contended existence nothing else did matter the wind blew away the last autumn leaf it rippled the reflection and it was gone now nothing does matter poem by Srividya (24 Sept 2006) The leaves, hurled by vehement winds into the pond beneath the firewall (see previous image), were gently drifting, the blazing colours quickly tempered by the water... ebbing glory.View On proper Black My heart filled with a sudden sadness, in Nature beauty is so ephemeral, I saw however that in everything there is beauty... As you can see, I am a 'photography purist'? I do not mess with my images, I spent too many years 'getting it right'? Plus I feel Nature is doing a damn good job already... Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE STONE LION in AUTUMN...

Spouting water in Summer, into the pond, it is already ready for Winter, but Autumn has taken the stage on the wall now, for one last brief, glorious moment! Only the strongest survive, proof again... Doesn't he look cheesed off? LOL. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES ON THE WALL..

A FIREWALL, AUTUMN, Nature at its best... be quick though! It doesn't last long. As you can see, I am a 'photography purist '? I do not mess with my images, I spent too long 'getting it right'? Plus I feel Nature is doing a damn good job... View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOURFUL SEASON…

#abfav_mulicolour Slowly the signs are appearing, the colourful season that is Autumn, is upon us. Each season has its own colour-palette, Spring with the fresh and pastel, Summer with the rich and warm tones, Autumn with russet and more ‘spent’ hues and then Winter, the cool and more stark and dark colours. I love each one for these particular reasons. This was after the rain in Brugge, often you’ll find walls covered with Virginia Creeper (parthenocissus) clinging on. Short-lived amazing colours. With love to you and thanks, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

Ooh Darling, SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME...

Autumn leaves, dancing in the breeze, a last colourful dance... THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES IN THE SUN...

I continue with the Autumn theme. Dappled light, a late sun, leaves reluctant to go, a colour-feast... AUTUMN, Nature at its best... THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOT READY TO GO YET...

Still lots of green leaves about, these are basking in the treatcherous sun that is drying them, slowly 'tanning' them a crisp brown. The chestnut young and by far not ready... gently rocking to an Autumn song it only can hear... another haven for the little creepy ones spinning their lacy patterns. Natural environment and natural light. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOPE...

The next generation... The oak tree is a member of the Beech family and its scientific name is Quercus. Oak trees can start producing acorns when they are 20 years old, but sometimes can go all the way to 50 years for the first production. By the time the tree is 70 to 80 years old it will produce thousands of acorns. A young shoot, being helped against the wind by some little helpers. When I saw this, I thought how hopeful and fresh this still was. A young oakbranch, proud and healthy, cocooned and anchored by visiting friends, made me smile... View On proper Black Natural environment and natural light. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SUMMUM of AUTUMN...

I was working on images when suddenly the room lit up, I looked out and saw the most gorgeous light, it was late afternoon, I ran to a bigger window with my camera, opened it to see a sky divided, to the N-W a golden brightness to the S-W a threatening darkness, the advantages of a grey sky! PERFECT as a backdrop for this, the tall tree with the red-golden leaves. View On proper Black It was a brief moment only, the wind already picking up, the sun fast disappeared, a stormy night fell, by morning the beauty was gone, the branches bare. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a golden day and thanx for your kind comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLORIOSA LIGHT IN THE BIRCH TREE...

Taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The sky was of such an intense blue, just what I had been after for quite some time to do this image that I had in my head of a silver birch. View On proper Black It all just came together at that particular moment, unexpected. Sometimes it does take years, I don't mind the waiting, but when it materialises it is a priceless feeling, you just know you've got it, stay calm, do EVERYTHING right and you'll have the result. That is why (and I don't want to start a whole debate here, it is a personal choice)I prefer NOT to use any filters, I prefer that anticipation, to me a challenge with nature. May your light be good today and all days. Thanx, Magda(*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GENTLE AUTUMN...

A TOUR OF THE 4 SEASONS IN TREES: AUTUMN. Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES

Llanrwst, Gwynedd, North-Wales, United Kingdom. The name is a real tongue-twister, eh, for non-Welsh speakers? Apparently a welsh Icon... This cottage, next to the bridge, draped in a throw of Autumn colours. We discovered it by chance on the road from the Coast of North Wales UK, where we were staying, to Betws-y Coed, Snowdonia and Mount Snowdon. A CHOCOLATE BOX PICTURE? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST THE TWO OF US...

I could also have called this 'Dutch Landscape' since bicycles are so much part of the Netherlands. Or 'Last of the Summer Sun'? View On proper Black Found these on top of a dune, parked, male and female, overlooking the sea, in the wind, waiting for their owners, to be driven back home... Out together, Home together. (samen uit, samen thuis!) Have a fun day, thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...

A lovely Autumnal sunny day here in Yorkshire, as the sun came up, it went hazey... and GORGEOUS! Well, I like what the weather does in this season! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

An INDIGO EVENING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The weather had been fierce the whole day, the wind winding and hounding around the house, pulling at everything, with rain lashing against the windows. Here the sun sets at 4.15 now, so dark very early, it seemed like we'd never had a day, when I noticed a bit of golden sheen, I looked and this greeted me. An Indigo sky with a strip of pale light. I grabbed my camera, opened the window and took the image. We live on the side of a hill, it glides down into the Dale and climbs back up. Wish you a glorious day and thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS...

It is very desolate, high on the North-Yorkshire Moors, there’s very little vegetation; the heather is lost, being replaced by coarse, unpalatable grasses and bracken, maintained by some sheep. In the distance you see some loose stone wall, the wind playing its whistling tune on the grasses. I drove though this majestic, barren landscape. The sun still powerful enough to burn the morning haze, the clouds were now again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. I wouldnd't mind living in a place like this, I love the sound of deafening silence... It was a good harvest; came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. BEST View On proper Black Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

On my way to the Yorkshire Moors, the weather changed again, he sky was ominous and the light dramatic ... then I saw this!!! A skew old barn in the spotlight, luckily, I could stop and park, my camera at hand, as usual, what a beauty! The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. View On Black Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...

A sunny patch... Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through... Stuck together, the wind would just blow them over in no time! The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age and is still used today! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNAKING OFF...

drove trough the beautiful North-Yorkshire Moors... the hills once again alive with the colours of blooming purple heather... A great moment! It was a bit nippy despite the sun! A dry-stone wall snakes off into the endless distance. A majestic landscape that never ceases to impress me. I come back recharged and with both feet firmly grounded, we are sooooooo small! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...

The Yorkshire MOORS, BLOOMING HEATHER. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. By the end of August, early September(depending on the weather!!!), the area becomes a sea of purple blooms for a few weeks. Nature's own garden... Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GENTLE AUTUMN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON the top of that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUBTLE moodiness...

After the soft silent rain, the drops clung to the Eucalyptus... An image for the Romantic and sensitive souls. A 'MUST' open. That is the kind of day it is today… end of October, grey, mist, dank… M (*_*) Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAMA IN THE SKY...

From the series 'Celestial delights'. Never have I seen better and more beautiful skies to photograph than here in Yorkshire, especially in the late Autumn and early Winter. The added bit for me is the plane, on its descending path to the airport, way in the distance, gives the magnitude even more impact. It feels so textured and opulent, yet is so ephemeral, and never the same twice you shall see... awesome thought. This image has not been manipulated. I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? All te best and tHANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BONFIRE-NIGHT, TONIGHT 5 November....

5 November is Bonfire night in England. Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. We see no reason why Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!" Words to Guy Fawkes rhyme. In November 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes along with a group of conspirators, took place. The story is remembered and celebrated each November 5th when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as "Bonfire Night". Huge parties all over, in every city and town, villages and parks, the spires are ready, the fireworks waiting to be lit. Preparations for Bonfire Night celebrations include making a dummy of Guy Fawkes, which is called "the Guy". Some children even keep up an old tradition of walking in the streets, carrying "the Guy" they have just made, and beg passers-by for "a penny for the Guy." The kids use the money to buy fireworks for the evening festivities. This image was however taken in Belgium, and the pyrotechnics courtesy of a Spanish group, music and fireworks amongst the people, never seen anything like it! Keep safe, and have a great day, Magda, (*_*) Just adding this note for those interested in the techy stuff; this was taken on my Nikon F4, on 400asa film I am such an impulsive/ intuitive photographer and after all the years, I do things by 'feel', like driving a car, you know what I mean, but I'll try. I'd say f 4.5, 1/30 of second. Of course on a tripod and with cable release. I was way behind the crowd on a small hill, with a long lens probably between 200/250. The result also depends on the film and sensitivity. Photographic film is a sheet of plastic (cellulose acetate) coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive silver halide salts (bonded by gelatine) with variable crystal sizes that determine the sensitivity and resolution of the film. Colour film uses at least 3 layers, I now use film with 4. Dyes added to the silver salts make the crystals sensitive to different colours. During development, the silver salts are converted to metallic silver, as with black and white film. The by-products of this reaction form coloured dyes. The silver is converted back to silver salts in the bleach step of development. It is removed from the film in the fix step. Hope that helps, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMNAL OUTING...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Nothing Gold Can Stay poem by Robert Frost (1923) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. It all looked very leisurely, I was photographing when I heard the clopin-clopant of hooves... I turned, pointed and got this image! They disappeared into the green distance... Have a good one! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD…

#abfav_autumn To my grandchildren, on a visit from the Continent, this was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They ran through the rustling carpet, collected coloured leaves, conkers and chestnuts, pine-cones, saw the squirrels, all the things that kids love to do in Autumn. Have a super day, I know I will, and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I like the analogy, we are here for our one “4 seasons”, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. In light, in darkness, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, missing bits, some scars, by far not “perfect”, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved LEAF,DESIGN,Autumn,yellow,red,green,macro,black-background,lighting,colour,studio,happy,bright,square,Hasselblad, magda indigo

THE HUNT for RED OCTOBER...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! I've been on the hunt... for good light, great colours,images and interesting bits to bring home... Found those delicate branches, really quite small, both red and pink. Made them look like a tree. Hope you like? NOW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Have a good one! And thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SINGLE MOMENT of GLORY...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES

FOR OCTOBER. In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL. It is in fact tiny! Anyway, it is very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks, two if your lucky with the weather, it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONLY ONE MOMENT of GLORY...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. Now HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ITS ONE MOMENT of GLORY...

In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL! Anyway, it is not very big, very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD LEAFY LAYERS...

Three leaves. Autumn... View On proper Black I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of spring, the warmth of summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking green into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FALLEN LEAVES...

Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! The weather is quite gusty, we'll not have the colour for very long, some leaves are hanging on for dear life, others have let go... The 'specks' you see are actually waterdrops, View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Keep well and thanx for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TAKEN BY STORM...

Same leaves, now from the back... also with water-drops... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! The weather was quite gusty, we might not have the 'colour' for very long, some leaves hanging on for dear life, others have let go, lost the battle... View On proper Black THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of Spring, the warmth of Summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)

OF VINE AND TWINE...

Celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to the 'twine'... I love the 'simple complexity' of this structure. It very much reminds me of relationships, lol. More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.

A celebration of Autumn colours! My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or visitors? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VINE LEAVES

Festivity of Autumn colours! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN WHIRLWIND...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! We had a bad storm in the UK last night. It was in the South! Apparently, calmed down... it IS coming our way North! I used one of the 'effects' in PS to create the 'whirlwind' of colours. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ULTIMATE COLOUR AUTUMN APOTHEOSE.... A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or ‘visitors’? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE.

I like the analogy, we are here for our one ‘4 seasons’, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. In light, in darkness, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, missing bits, some scars, by far not ‘perfect’ anymore, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought... More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of spring, the warmth of summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.com THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DINGELING… PHYSALIS

I take my photography very serious! But I have also kept a much needed sense of humour in my life! PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SONG for AUTUMN... PHYSALIS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! When I saw this, they became wind-dancers, I heard music, they were musical notes, oh, my imagination running wild again! LOL I take my photography very serious! But I have also kept a much needed sense of humour in my life! PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF HALLOWEEN CROSSES and COLOURS… Physalis

We come to the finale of the fruit and nut harvesting! Large papery husks derive from the calyx. The berry inside, also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. This here is decorative. Any sort of religious symbol might deter a vampire… Have you ever wondered about the origin of Halloween colours? It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes. The colour orange also signifies strength and endurance. We don’t know if that is for the holiday or strength and endurance at the harvest time. Since the Celtics were involved in wars with Julius Caesar, they may have believed orange gave courage to those who wore that colour during battle. As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a colour of autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. In the final confrontation with Dracula, Van Helsing, finding himself in a showdown without any weapons, grabs two nearby candelabras and holds them up in the shape of a cross, which repels the Count. This scene created a visual trope since adopted by many other cinematic slayers: since then, we have seen characters use whatever is at hand from baseball bats and even two of their own fingers—to form an impromptu cross. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTERTWINED...

This was just some twine of the vine... It reminds me so much of LIFE. A great metaphor for it? All through our lives, from birth we are surrounded, we form bonds, friendships, partnerships; some last… some don’t... I like to think of myself as very individualistic, but have wisely decided that we all need each other. We are NOT meant to be solitair! I also see this image as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger... Soul-mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. Having no permanent links, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their wits, skill and dedication. But none of these links are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will, over and over again. The frailty of human links, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, all make us more vulnerable. Some of us are ‘loners’ either through choice or circumstances, but I don’t think that we were ever meant to be by ourselves, that we ‘operate’ better in a social context if we are not without any links. When you have found the right person to form your ‘permanent’ link with, HOLD TIGHT, because it means STRENGTH! More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAPLECOPTER-MEMORIES...

It is September, the month of melancholy, another Summer almost over, Autumn already in the air and visible in nature... I think it is going to be a long Winter... With the lovely long evenings. Speak of childhood memories!!! One night we had some gusty winds, earlier this year, a bit thundery, so in our garden, on the grass were hundreds of those, blown off their home, the maple tree... No seed in there yet, they were fresh, so no flying... we'd have to wait for autumn. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones!EVEN BETTER Viewed On proper Black Used the ring flash on this. Now, DO NOT rush out to get one of those! It is not a priority, has quite 'limited' usage, is particular and specific and not the easiest to use! I use it together with other sources of lighting, but that's my game, my challenge (obsession?) literally PLAYING and PAINTING with light. Have a fun day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more stories and anecdotes, see my non-commercial blog here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/

MAPLECOPTERS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It was September, the month of melancholy, another Summer almost over, Autumn already in the air but not yet visible in nature... Is it going to be a long Winter... With the lovely long evenings? One night we had some gusty winds, earlier this year, a bit thundery, so in our garden, on the grass were hundreds of those, blown off their home, the maple tree... No seed in there yet, they were fresh, so no flying... we'd have to wait for full Autumn. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Speak of childhood memories!!! The distinctive fruit are called samaras, "maple keys", "helicopters", "whirlybirds" or "polynoses". I call them ‘MAPLECOPTERS’! These seeds occur in distinctive pairs each containing one seed enclosed in a "nutlet" attached to a flattened wing of fibrous, papery tissue. They are shaped to spin as they fall and to carry the seeds a considerable distance on the wind. People often call them "helicopters" due to the way that they spin as they fall. During World War II, the US Army developed a special air drop supply carrier that could carry up to 65 pounds of supplies and was based on the Maple seed. Seed maturation is usually in a few weeks to six months after flowering, with seed dispersal shortly after maturity. However, one tree can release hundreds of thousands of seeds at a time. Depending on the species, the seeds can be small and green to orange and big with thicker seed pods. The yellow seeds are released individually and almost always without the stems. Some seeds can remain dormant in the soil for several years before germinating. Have a fun day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ACORNS, LATE SUMMER, EARLY AUTUMN..

The Acorn is the nut of the oak-tree. I DO feel often like a squirrel... always looking for things to photograph... in the studio! Here I picked those up in the garden of my son, a majestic oak-tree... it had been windy and many acorns had fallen, so they go from green to brown, shrink and separate from the lid, I like this mixture! Hope you do too? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more stories and anecdotes, see my non-commercial blog here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/

WONDROUS WORLD... PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in the gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRICK or TREAT? MMMMMACARONS...

THOSE GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES... We ALL need them, he? MMMMMMM, irresistible... euhhh to be photographed... and then (of course) savoured... Macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionary made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food colouring. The French macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. Not to be confused with the English MACAROONS!!! These here are the fancy French kind, not the rustic, chewy, coco-nutty variety. The confectionery is characterised by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot"), and flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavours that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate, caramel) to the new (marmite, matcha). The fillings can range from jams to ganache to butter. Above: Venezuelan Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry and Passion Fruit. Lead a sweet life! Thanx, M, (~ _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

APRICOT, THE COLOURS of AUTUMN?...

This one was really showing all the gorgeous colours, over yellow and orange... with the warmth of still, the warmth of SUMMER? Fresh apricots are loose-stoned fruit that range in colour from pale green to yellow to flushed orangey pink. When ripe, their flesh is sweet, soft and juicy. The apricot was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often thought to have originated there. Its scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) derives from that assumption. MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONEY-PENNY…

#abfav_white These annuals and perennials are found naturally from Europe to eastern Siberia. They are grown for their pretty mauve flowers and decorative seedpods, called silicles. The scientific name is Lunaria but commonly called Honesty, Money Plant, Money Penny, Moonwort, Satin Flower and Silver Dollars, the name is derived from luna, the moon, and refers to the shape of the seedpods. Monnaie du Pape in French. Judaspenning in Dutch. This is the final product, the end of summer, you cut them, peel off two papery sides in which are all the seeds, you are left with this delicate silver center. Wishing you a golden day and thank you for you visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONEY PENNY...

No, not the Miss MONEY PENNY of James Bond...LOL. Late Summer DELIGHTS... These annuals and perennials are found naturally from Europe to eastern Siberia. They are grown for their pretty mauve flowers and decorative seedpods, called silicles. The scientific name is Lunaria but commonly called Honesty, Money Plant, Money Penny, Moonwort, Satin Flower and Silver Dollars, the name is derived from luna, the moon, and refers to the shape of the seedpods. Monnaie du Pape in French. Judaspenning in Dutch. This is the final product, the end of summer, you cut them, peel off two papery sides in which are all the seeds, you are left with this delicate silver center. They brighten up your house for a long time if you like that! Wishing you a golden day and thanx for you visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more stories and anecdotes, see my non-commercial blog here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/

A TOUCH of PURPLE...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Here three late Asters, with their very own halo/corolla and brightness. White, touched by purple. Thank you for your comments and faves, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN ELEGANCE...Lily

A beautiful russet colour! Still pollen, still tantalising the last bees. A proud bud on the ready. Fit for Autumn. In the language of flowers, called floriography the LILY, ORANGE: means: flame, I burn for you. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALIEN EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM

Out of this dark universe, the tendrils come, exploring, feeling, reaching out… Aaah, imagination! A Japanese Spider Chrysanthemum, again, a different type. Again, a different type . The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMNAL FLOWER BOUQUET...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Oak leaves, a lily with buds. chrysanthemums and Sedum spectabile - 'Autumn Joy'... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! A stall on the Christmas Market in Manchester, saw this , could NOT resist. I'm convinced it is meant to hang outside your front-door, me I put it on the table with a big candle, most romantic and colourful, it is just too soon still for the Christmas stuff, a lovely 'in-between'... thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERRY BERRY NICE...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! This is a detail of a Christmas wreath, not a crop, a new composition, comp in camera. Leaves, greenery with berries. Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE RED BERRIES of THE HAWTHORN...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! The fruit, sometimes known as a "haw", is berry-like, but structurally a pome. Hawthorns are important for wildlife in winter, particularly thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds in their droppings. Hope you are enjoying the run-up? Take it easy, take time to enjoy it! I do! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 NOW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Of seasonal plants! Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. I had to angle them, the berries were really hiding under the leaves! Thanks for visiting, have a great w-e, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum

“Seven Beauties” is an Azerbaijani ballet, composed by Gara Garayev in 1947/48 to mark the 800th anniversary of classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. https://youtu.be/jQQeF3llOiM Many of my images are made with the sound of music! ‘Mums’ in Autumn, 4 blooms and 3 buds, one of them the ’individualist’, lol Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the centre of diversity is in China. There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Dee-light... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in the 3D ‘special’ Chrysanthemums. About 10cm diameter. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house, especially at this time of year. Enjoy and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...

Special Chrysanthemums, three different colours, from yellow-> Summer to -> Autumn colours. A beautiful season. I had fun in the studio! Of course, more to come of those photogenic beauties. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...

... small CHRYSANTHEMUMS I wish you all a HAPPY AUTUMN. The season of the golden colours. I like it because the sun is a caress now and not a bite, like in Summer... I bought a mixed bouquet of flowers, five stems of different small chrysanthemums. There was only the one, like the one nobody wanted and yet so colourful together, well it looked a bit sad, but I saw the beauty in it. I immortalised each separately. These are the biggest, but still of the small variety. So, more challenges and light exercises from the studio, I stood on a ladder to take these. Yes... risking life and limb to bring you the best images, heeeeeeeeee Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VICTORIAN BEAUTY… Chrysanthemum

A client bought and renovated a beautiful Victorian house, they wanted photos for the rooms of Victorian (style) flowers, portrait format, but of course I tried all kinds after I'd finished the commission. Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Have a blooming day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAN A FLOWER BE SHY?

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Can flowers be shy? This new Aster seemed to hold it's heart... not wanting to reveal too much, yet already so much beauty!!! And emotion. About my flower photography: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

APPASSIONATA in RED, Dahlia and buds...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes, and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DELICIOUS CHRYSANTHEMUM...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS? Another aspect of Chrysanthemum, tightly packed, a true Autumn flower, built against rain, wind and cold? The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURPLELICIOUS... CHRYSANTHEMUM.

PURPLELICIOUS... CHRYSANTHEMUM. PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! They're in the shops again! An aspect of Chrysanthemum, tightly packed, a true Autumn flower, built against rain, wind and cold? The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved kotengiku, purple, mauve,studio,black-background,colour, design, square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

DUETTINO OF... CHRYSANTHEMUMS

DUETTINO. by Mozart Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals,food, Fashion, even humans... Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Something to look forward to! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SEASONAL COLOURS... CHRYSANTHEMUM

Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals,food, Fashion, even humans, we look paler in Winter don't we? LOL? THis CHRYSANTHEMUM has ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN. Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing!Something to look forward to! In this beauty, the petals seemed to huddle together against the wind and rain! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Sinfonietta d'Automne...

HUMORESQUE. by Dvorak Different lighting... different result... Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. A beautiful top view of the 'heart', the center, from where all the gold and red glory unfolds Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Something to look forward to! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN'S SPLENDOUR IS HERE!

The warm sun of Summer is still stroking us occasionally, Autumn sneaked upon us, but it is here, the calendar tells me, I look up, I look down, the leaves are turning, the leaves are falling,less and less flowers, drying up, discolouring...from green to yellow, from green to orange, from yellow to orange, from orange to red… they all end up brown and dead. These Hydrangea, if cut at the right time will give you a Winter-long pleasure of colour! View On proper Black Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a colourful day and Autumn, and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERBASKET with HYDRANGEA...

This is the same basket as the previous, same flowers... lit with a cooler light. I love experimenting, that's what brought me where I am today, ooh and did I mention hard work? LOL Now people DAILY ask me for tutorials, workshops (which we used to do but do not have the time now), a gent from Egypt wants to "travel and pay for an apprentice-ship"... I am an intuitive creative, have no secrets, just my passion and unquenchable thurst for perfection, I cannot explain how I do it, it happens... I'll see something very mundain in a shop, or a certain flower and I just see the final image with my minds eye, then, I will not rest untill I have got it? The studio, that you ask to see, it is only different backgrounds, black velvet, tripods, softboxes and lights (of all kinds), reflectors, computors, cameras and lenses! Ordinarily, flowerbaskets are round and for hanging up... Gathered the Hydrangea heads in one basket, I decided to photograph the whole scene instead of an 'isolated' few (which I could not resist doing anyway, phaaahhh).They are nicely drying and getting the 'Autumn' colours... for the rest of the year. I love them! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLOWERBASKET with a twist...

Ordinarily, flowerbaskets are round and for hanging up... Gathered the Hydrangea heads in one basket, I decided to photograph the whole scene instead of an 'isolated' few (which I could not resist doing anyway, phaaahhh). They are nicely drying and getting the 'Autumn' colours... for the rest of the year. I love them! Taken with warm light! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved