The pyrotechnics of a new autumn…

Everything was resplendent with the pyrotechnics of a new autumn.

Thomas Ligotti

leaf and bokeh

Bokeh leaf

ICM abstract

ICM abstract

Dreamlike walk in the woods

How many ways are there to capture autumn? Double exposures, ICM, reflections, macros, film, polaroids…I don’t know but as many as there are photographers, I guess.

What I am sure about is that for me the joy is in trying  to express my abiding love for this season through my images. And to interpret its many moods — its energy, its stillness, its melancholy, its whimsy. I’m crazy for all of it.

When I want to feast on the lovely and unique visions of others, I delight in the images of my sister photographers in the Focusing on Life Flickr pool.

I know I am in the company of kindred spirits when I soak up the beauty of their photographs and gasp at their oh-so-particular ways of seeing their world.

One of the FOL collective, Leigh Love, shares a glorious Ode to October in words and images that you won’t want to miss. While you’re there, why not enter their giveaway? It’s on until October 4.

If you’re an autumn enthusiast like me, do you have a favorite fall feeling or activity? Or do you just love it all?

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22 thoughts on “The pyrotechnics of a new autumn…

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  4. Thanks so much for following my blog, Oh, the Places We See! After seeing your pictures, I want to see some of the places you see also, and that’s the beauty of blogs — we get to live vicariously through the eyes of others. May you have a glorious fall with all the color you hope for!

  5. A lovely homage to autumn, Sherry! I especially love Gold leaf and Still reflections. I love this time of the year too and my favourite activity is simply enjoying it all by being outside walking to just witness it all!

  6. Your images are absolutely beautiful, Sherry! Since we don’t get much in the way of fall here in the desert, I literally eat up every beautiful fall image I see. Thank you so much for mentioning FOL today. We are blessed to have you as a member of our little group!

  7. you have indeed captured the fiery magic of october here. glorious shots! things are just getting started in my neck of the woods, but i can’t wait for the color and pyrotechnics!

  8. First of all, these are your very own, very beautiful ‘Ode to October’. Secondly, thank you for mentioning and linking FOL. 😀

  9. I can see your love of fall in each one of these colorful photos….you bring it to life for me as I wait for it to reach my front door…soon, I think. I love the one with the reflection…the colors are so vivid in the water…I’m not sure what ICM is but the end result is beautiful.
    Our weather is warmer than it should be here..which is nice in some ways but I’m really needing the real fall weather. It does just sink into your soul with all that fabulous color and fresh, crisp air.
    Thanks for the tips on on Focusing on Life Flickr pool..and the link to Leigh Love..I’ll be sure to check both of those out…honestly, before I met you and some of the other ladies of the Groupies, I think I was really sheltered…every day I learn something new from all of you and I am so grateful…now do you know how to find me some more computer time..

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