In Focus: Time to capture season of mist and yellow fruitfulness

Telegraph In focus Family
Telegraph In focus Family

September seems to have flown by and we have come to an end of our family theme too. Now I have no choice but to do the obvious and have ‘autumn’ as my new theme.

It is my favourite time of year photographically. The rich golden colours and low, warm sun, along with early mist and dew-soaked leaves makes for a perfect scene. But set yourself a challenge and see if you can avoid the cliche photos to present us with a winning image. I can’t wait to see how you push the boundaries with this theme. Remember it has to be taken locally and you can enter as many images as you like.

Telegraph In Focus Family - Photographs of a female Red Deer (Hind) and her newly born calf. The calf is about 1 hour old in these photographs and was born in the Deer Park at Beauchief Hall. After birth the mother licked the calf clear and then ate the protein-rich placenta and afterbirth before urging the calf to stand up and use its legs.'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           'Taken by Michael Hardy at Beauchief Hall, Beauchief.

Telegraph In Focus Family - Photographs of a female Red Deer (Hind) and her newly born calf. The calf is about 1 hour old in these photographs and was born in the Deer Park at Beauchief Hall. After birth the mother licked the calf clear and then ate the protein-rich placenta and afterbirth before urging the calf to stand up and use its legs.' 'Taken by Michael Hardy at Beauchief Hall, Beauchief.

Winners will be chosen by Harrison Cameras who offer a first prize of £25 voucher for their store.

Simon Grason has chosen our winners for this month’s family theme, our runner up was Sarah Mason with the endearing image of one man and his dog. The bond betwen the two is obvious and shines through in this image. He gets an 18x12 print from Harrison Cameras.

Our winner has produced an image worthy of a tourism promotion for Sheffield with this family overlooking the cityscape. Well done to Andrew Senior who gets a £25 voucher for Harrison Cameras.

Fall into new theme with cosy pictures by Ellen Beardmore

Telegraph in Focus Family Gregory and his baby brother Harry.

Telegraph in Focus Family Gregory and his baby brother Harry.

Autumn is my favourite time of year.

Snuggling up in warm jumpers, kicking golden piles of fallen leaves in the streets , and sipping hot drinks - what’s not to like?

It’s also a fantastic time of year to take stunning photographs.

Some parts of Sheffield are at their most attractive during this season.

Telegraph in focus family Photos all on a family theme from the Eyam Wakes week and carnival. Jim Conibear

Telegraph in focus family Photos all on a family theme from the Eyam Wakes week and carnival. Jim Conibear

There are some obvious places to start - our many parks, for example, as well as the Peak District countryside, captured in the early mornings before the sun burns off the chill of the evenings.

But there are plenty of other ways to encapsulate the theme too.

A pub scene - perhaps with crowds of people roaring with laughter by a roaring fire - would be good, as would an aerial view of our city as the landscape begins to change.

There are plenty of leafy streets where you can document the changing colours of our trees too.

NSTe in Focus Family - Tunnel of Love

NSTe in Focus Family - Tunnel of Love

Jumping in puddles, rain falling on a window, squirrels bounding through the park and cosy nights in also spring to mind when you think of autumn.

Have fun with the theme, and get those entries coming in for next week’s In Focus page.