As these photos show with the help of the lone yellow blossom, summer has come to a close.
As we were walking along the canal on Thursday around noon, I noticed this dried grass by the water's edge.
It was in stark contrast with the dark water in the background.
And as a result the grass 'popped' out at you.
And since it was high noon, the sun was very bright overhead which could have 'flooded' any picture taken.
I had to make some adjustments to the camera to accommodate the bright light.
I have been setting the shutter speed (which controls the amount of light entering the camera) at a high speed, between 3000 and 4000, all summer long, with the aperture (also controlling the amount of light coming into camera) set according to time of day, sunlight, clouds etc.
So by setting these two controls manually according to the weather conditions, I can cross my fingers and see what the results are. I was happy with these.