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Autumn landscapes – expert tips on taking great photographs

Autumn’s here and there’s no better time to go for a walk with your camera. Mick Ryan, publisher of a new photo-location guidebook series, shares his tips on the best times and places to capture the season in the UK

September 2014 in the UK may be unseasonally warm but autumn is already here. Lower than average temperatures in late August mean that leaves started to change colour in early September rather than the usual early October. The combination of glorious sunshine and a countryside ablaze with reds, oranges, yellows and browns means there’s no better time to go for a walk with your camera.

Here are some photographic tips and good locations to visit to make the best of the season Albert Camus described as the “second spring when every leaf is a flower”.

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Athens city guide: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Dance till dawn in a bank, refuel with souvlaki, and refresh in a rooftop pool – we put a new spin on a classic city
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Benaki Museum, Pireos Street
It would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out. Part of the excellent Benaki art and design museum, which sprawls across seven sites, the Pireos Street gallery is a forbidding pink cube in the warehouse district of Gazi that hosts some of Athens’ best contemporary art exhibitions. It is particularly popular on weekend evenings, when it closes at 10pm.
138 Pireos Street, benaki.gr. Open Thurs-Sun 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. Admission €6

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