Home waters, autumn colour
A couple of weeks after my return from Glen Affric, good weather and a day off coincide to nudge me afloat again with my camera. This time though it was just for a gentle afternoon lap of my local reservoir, Underbank.
I have blogged about this place several times, so I will let the images do most of the talking. Suffice to say, mirror calm and the low-angled light of an autumn afternoon gave top notch conditions for photography afloat, and the trees along the bank whereat the peak of their seasonal glory.
The view west up the reservoir is my favourite of this trip, with the Peak District moors just visible in some places. Water levels were higher than usual for the time of year, so I was able to float over the mudbanks to the head of the reservoir. The path of the river was still evident through flooded trees.
I made my return leg retracing my path along the north bank, to stay in the still warm sun. Beech leaves glowed in the same rays, while cottonwool clouds were reflected on the water.
At the corner of the dam, I turned to take one more image back westward before cutting across to the slipway in the last of the light.