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Autumn Memories

Autumn is just around the corner and I’m excited.  I won’t be able to travel to the hot spots for aspens and maples in other states but hope to make a couple excursions to near-by locations.  If I will be blessed with a handful of stunning images I will call it a good season.

What is it about autumn that is so captivating?  So refreshing?  So peaceful?  Is it the gentle drizzle saturating the colors or perhaps the quiet whispers of a breeze among the leaves?  I know that as I walk among the trees and fill my lungs with the sweet aromas I come alive and quietly smile.

A sunburst on a crisp walk in October |Washington, D.C.

A sunburst on a crisp walk in October |Washington, D.C.

Is it a connection to life, the hope of a glorious season before the final chapter?    Perhaps.  I just know that for me, it is breathtakingly intoxicating.  I wish it lasted for months or that time slowed down….

The images illustrating this post bring back fantastic memories of my wife and I walking in Washington, D.C. admiring the trees and of course the stunning architecture and history.

Glorious autumn trees | Washington, D.C.

Glorious autumn trees | Washington, D.C.

I still plan to do a whole writeup on that experience, sometime, someday…maybe this autumn.

Autumn tree reaching for the brilliant blue sky | Washington, D.C.

Autumn tree reaching for the brilliant blue sky | Washington, D.C.

Yes, I’m truly looking forward to this season just around the next bend.  I can already hear the leaves rustling, inviting me to join them, camera in hand….

 

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Blooms and Lone Cloud

As we strolled in our neighborhood I enjoyed snapping abstracts of blooming plum trees and lone clouds.  This one was one of my faves, made with the awesome Fuji X-Pro1 and 35mm lens.

Blooming plum tree and lone cloud | Washington

Blooming plum tree and lone cloud | Washington

 

Early Autumn Pond & Reeds

An artist doesn’t always need to look far for inspiration.  No denying, sometimes, being somewhere new and exotic really gets the juices flowing, the heart racing, all the senses throbbing with new life and excitement.  For most of us it just isn’t realistic to be traveling freely whenever the heart desires…so what’s there to do?  Well, breathe, pick up the camera, open eyes wide and see!

On this particular warm and sunny day my wife and I and our dog Stan went for a walk through our neighborhood.  There were lovely cumulus clouds floating in the sky so I thought, why not, bring the cam and one lens and see what happens.

As we got to this pond, I found inspiration in these reeds and reflections of the sky and clouds.  I put my Fuji X-Pro1 with 35mm lens to my eye and made the composition.  Ducks were eyeing me cautiously, just in case I had other intentions….

Pond with reeds and reflections of the heavens above | Washington

Pond with reeds and reflections of the heavens above | Washington