It is amazing how something as simple as a fallen tree can be so beautiful. Sometimes it just takes a second to stop and look around with open eyes, to see what beauty there is around us.

This photograph was taken in Savernake forest, in Witshire, England on a beautiful autumn morning.


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Graham Ettridge is an Englishman with a curious and wandering soul. Born in Shakespeare’s birthplace town of Stratford Upon Avon in England during the early 1970’s, Graham then grew up in the English rural county of Wiltshire. From here, he has developed a true passion for travel and photography.

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    I don’t know how you do this but it’s a stunner just like your others!!!! I want to sit here for a while…. I see some fern so it must be damp… And the sun casting its’ rays through the background, yup, a real stunner!!!!

  • Brenda, I am so fortunate that I have such an amazing location on my doorstep (Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, England). It is great all year, but there are a couple of weeks each autumn where it just becomes magical. In a blink, the colours change and winter creeps up and the magic hides away for another year. I am so glad you like the photograph, and I really do value your kind words. Thank you :o)

    – Graham Ettridge

  • OwlMountain
    OwlMountainover 4 years ago

    … paraphrasing Brenda… I don’t know either how you did this…. but I really DO want to know how !!!!.
    This is stunning !!! I am really curious, what post-processing, if any, have you used on this image.


  • Hi Roman. Thank you so much for your great comment. The effect is achieved by merging a soft focus version of the photograph with a clear version using photoshop. I think it is called the “Orton” technique. I hope this helps.

    – Graham Ettridge

  • mindym306
    mindym306over 4 years ago
    I have to say I just love this Autumn series, they are so magical. Absolutely beautiful work!
  • Mindy, I just want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for your inspiration. It means a lot to me. Thank you :)

    – Graham Ettridge

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 4 years ago

    Simply stunning! I feel as though I’ve been transported to another time or parallel universe.

  • Jigsawman, thank you very much for your kind words.

    – Graham Ettridge

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    This would be an amazing painting…But is an incredibly breathtaking photograph! I so envy your good fortune to experience such a place and to be able to share it with us. Utterly fantastic!

  • WOW! Thank you Hank :)

    – Graham Ettridge

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 4 years ago

    OMG! This is amazing!
    Another perfectly magical picture Graham, you are incredible! :))

  • Now you are making me blush :) Thank you, and I really appreciate your kind comments.

    – Graham Ettridge

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 4 years ago

    just the most exquisite tones in this! like an oil painting

  • My goodness, thank you so much :)

    – Graham Ettridge

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    You’re on form Graham – just beautiful !!

  • Thanks Chris :) Actually the form is with Mother Nature, I just press the button on the camera, she does all the hard work.

    – Graham Ettridge

  • Shani Kuhnke
    Shani Kuhnkeover 4 years ago

    Wow, it looks like a fairytail.
    This is so amazing, I love it.

  • Thank you :)

    – Graham Ettridge

  • cerphotography
    cerphotographyover 4 years ago

    this is beautiful work. i really like the softness of this. it’s very pretty.

  • Awwww, Cara thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words :)

    – Graham Ettridge

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