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?