Sometimes getting the shot is about waiting – very often for the right light. In this instance it was waiting for someone who was sat here in a bright red coat to move. While having people in a shot can often be beneficial, on this occasion not having them was preferable, they were simply too distracting from the serenity and colours of the autumn scene.

Autumn leaves and benches, Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy, with Bellagio in the background.