roots, originally uploaded by Skink74.

I got up early and headed off to the Forest, in the hope that the early sun would break through and light up some autumnal foliage. Unfortunately the cloud didn’t dissipate until I was heading home, and the majority of the trees are still holding on to their summer greens.
However, cloudy conditions are good for smaller scale studies in the woods, since the diffuse light eliminates deep shadows and strong highlights. Picking my way along the riverbank I crossed a section where the roots of surrounding trees were exposed and formed a network of pockets full of last years leaves.