When Is Too Much Not Enough? – Part 2

My previous post certainly focused on the colourful side of Autumn in New Zealand. Some of the images are quite surreal, but that is precisely the feeling I got when was capturing them. Also, a slightly slower shutter speed and the wind moving leaves gives the images a “painterly” look which I like very much. In Part 2 this folio of images have a much subtle use of colour. I am particularly happy with the tree images as the fine detail have a texture that looks like brush strokes.

The water texture is gorgeous & the single leaf lets you assume it is autumn

A black and white image with tiny splashes of colour

I love the patch of colour and the back-lit trees

These trees almost look like feathers

Dead trees contrast against the rugged hills

The trees look like beautiful brush strokes

Receding layers of different trees creates a wonderful depth

Soft light through branches creates a brush-stroke appearance









  1. steve May 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    wow such tender work and the eye behind the camera never fails to impress me !

    • MKImages May 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      thnx Steve – that is high praise indeed!! I must admit I am “designing” my photos in my head more & more before I hit the shutter 😀

  2. Helen Draper May 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Exquisite photos, Mark. You are an amazing photographer – not only in the use of your camera but you have a fantastic ability to see the shot.

    • MKImages May 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      thnx Helen – very happy with these images, especially as I have only done a very quick edit. Room to tweak files some more for printing! When you can stick your nose on a print it is easier to scrutinise than anything you see on-line…(besides the screen tends to get blurry from the nose-prints)

      • Lottie November 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

        How neat! Is it really this silpem? You make it look easy.

  3. Wanda Lach May 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi Mark, love your NZ photos – autumn is a wonderful season – you have to be there to capture it though as it disappears so fast.
    My favourite images are the ‘feather trees’ and the ‘brush stroke trees’ so lovely.

    • MKImages May 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Wanda,we were lucky, just snagged the right week to be there…
      Glad you like those images, they are my favourites as well. They look great on screen, so I imagine they will print up very nicely.

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