Cornwall Park collecting leaves, acorns and "cheggies" (well, that's what we used to call them! Most other folk seem to call them conkers). I always thought a cheggy sounded better than a conker!
We arrived a little after 1pm and the light was quite lovely. The clouds were glorious, but with the 50mm lens I just didn't seem to be able to get enough in the shot. Perhaps when this project finishes I'll try something with a wide angle lens?
Today's shot was of a wonderfully coloured and textured tree limb. I've cheated slightly as what appears to be the trunk is in fact a horizontal branch. I think the image works better in portrait rather than landscape though. Twiddle about and let me know what you think.
Hand held, 50mm lens, f8, 1/125 sec, ISO 200.
Spot metering and focus on the central part of the tree and f8 to get a reasonable amount of stuff in focus.