Today's weather has been as beautiful as yesterday's was dreadful so I decided a little colour was called for in my photos today. I was playing around trying to find my lens's sweet spot which I think I read somewhere is usually about two stops down from wide open. As wide open on my 50mm is f/1.4 I first tried at f/1.8 but I thought that sounded a little low and it didn't work well at all. I took the photo above at f/5 after remembering Bryan Peterson's advice that on a sunny day you should meter off the blue sky and then re-compose the shot. So I did and I think his advice is sound!
The colours are changing again as autumn drifts towards winter but there are still colours out there, although of a different palette. I'm going to try and find them, even on the yucky days. How about you?