Autumn, Storeton Woods, Prenton, Wirral

It’s great to be back at The Fuji Freak blog especially now autumn is here, or Fall, as my American friends would say. It’s my favourite part of the year followed by winter and spring.

Today, 16 October 2017, is exactly thirty years since the last catastrophic hurricane to find landfall in the United Kingdom. Southern England took the brunt of the winds then. Now, what was Hurricane Ophelia, has struck in the Republic of Ireland, through Northern Ireland, across the Irish Sea to south-west Scotland and into Wales. As I write this post the wind is rattling the windows in my house and it looks like it might be a sleepless night. There are going to be causalities; there are already three fatalities in the Republic of Ireland and untold damage.

I took this photograph this afternoon just as the wind started to strengthen. The skies were blue, the sun shining brightly onto Storeton Woods in Prenton, Merseyside. In fact, it was one of the only days this year with sufficient sunshine to get a few good images in the bag. The image was made using my go-to Fujifim X-Pro2, a superb camera, with a 14mm Fujinon on the front; quite the best I have ever used… and that’s a lot of camera’s! Post-processing was done in Lightroom v.6.9.