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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn Songography

 
Linking with my friend Kathy over at "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" for this Sunday's Songography, featuring Forever Autumn as the song du jour.  I'd write "song du week" if I knew how to write week....thank you hostess mostest.
 
 
 
 
Sunflare
Sunflare



Lost in the Woods
Lost in the Woods
 
 


Catching the Worm
Catching the Worm
 
 
Our leaves here in Maine are still on the trees, but they're turning colors and beginning to fall.  Maybe that's why they call it fall.  Hmmmm.  It will soon be peak foliage season and if you're not paying attention the parade of tour buses coming to town is a clue.  The leaf peepers.
 
 
I don't like fall.  The light is fading, growing shorter.  I love going out after dinner to shoot photos-I think it's one of the things I love most about summer, those long days.  I can get out now if I skip dinner and go directly after work not passing go and not collecting $200.
 
 
In the fall however, there are some gorgeous skies.  Maybe there are in summer too, but I'm all chased out by then and head home too early compared to squeezing in as much light as possible as I do in this season.  I also like the long, long shadows-warm in the golden light.



Sky Serpent
Sky Serpent


New Sneakers BW 17/365
New Sneakers 17/365


Broken Promise
Broken Promise


Mostly though, it feels kind of sad to me, and I see that reflected in my images.  Maybe you see something else.  To thine own self be true.


Thanks for checking in with me at Songography.  Happy day to you.  I'm off to work.

22 comments:

bgottsab said...

I know this march toward winter is tough for you - I hope you can squeeze some joy from the golden light. Love the beauty of the silhouettes against that gorgeous sky in the final image.

Patti G said...

I love fall, but I do wish the days weren't so short as well.
The colors painted across the landscape are beyond anything man could ever do himself - & I LOVE that!
Happy week!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I love the spring and the summer...I try to see and find the beauty in the colors of autumn. I love your sky picture and the light in your first and last shot!

Christine E-E said...

Oh... I'm sorry you don't like the shorter days. Looks like you have some amazing skies though.

Ida said...

I don't find sadness in your images at all. Fall is a beautiful season. Yes the day's may "seem" shorter (still 24 hours) but the gorgeous leaves, sunsets and gentle breezes are fabulous. I barely got out in the summer due to the excessive heat. So yep, "To each their own" - Your images were awesome. Loved the Serpent Sunset, The Sun Flare Fence & the Broken Promise shots.

Sharon said...

I'm with you -- summer is my favorite, with the long days of light. I'm trying to think about the beauty of fall, and the pumpkins :)I do love wearing sweaters, too. That first shot of the sun through the fence is lovely!

Adrienne said...

I don't like the shorter days - especially when it turns to leaving work in the dark...but, otherwise, I love fall! Your photos are poignant and do capture the spirit of the "song de la semaine" {lived in France for more than a decade...couldn't resist!}

Sarah Huizenga said...

Yes there is a melancholy there in these photographs. For me, someone that loves color, I see a gift in every leaf. I hope it is a long and glorious fall.

Stephanie said...

I can see why you think your images reflect a sadness but I see them as very artsy. It's a look I would like to achieve even though I don't like these shortened days.

Nicki said...

It is true that Autumn tends to lean towards melancholy with cooler temps and shorter days and overcast skies. I think I am a moody person by nature and there is something in my body tool box that needs this season if for no other reason than to reflect.

gorgeous images du jour!

Cathy H. said...

I have to agree on not like the shorter days. My whole thing about loving fall and winter is the cold weather. I'm just so miserable in the warmer months; it truly makes me sick. I can see a touch of sadness in your photos, but they are filled with glorious color that can only be captured in fall. My favorite is the first one. Your POV and the capture of the sunburst is fabulous!! Hang in there this winter!

Kathy McB said...

I don't know..I'm kinda digging "Song du Week"! :) And can I tell ya how much I love how you were able to use a black and white photo to depict an autumn shot!!!! Which was perfect because it put the focus on the shadows that are spectacular during this season. So glad to see that you were able to link up to Song-ography this week. And I hope your photographic show of Cuba is going well for you!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm with you on this one. The fall colors are beautiful, but the thought of short days beyond is depressing.

Tamar SB said...

That sunflare! Oh wow - the flare and the POV - mmm delicious.

Hope things are great, Ive missed your posts!

gina said...

You caught some great skies, Susan! Yes, the shortened days force us into new routines, and melancholia does seem to come with autumn. However, before you know it, we will be at the turning point and the days will be getting longer. Hang in there, amiga.

Kathryn said...

Great images Susan, that last one feels emotional to me, not quite sure how to describe it. May the light always last as long as you need it to.

Carol Blackburn said...

Gotta love that sunset. Wow! Don't fret, fall will be over soon. :)

Deb@threeisacharm said...

Beautiful photos! I love your sky serpent. Like you I prefer the long summer days. Thank you for visiting my blog ... and believe me I am not ready for the 's' word!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Susan - I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Don't feel obligated to play. I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and that you have been a huge motivator for me to step up my photography skills this fall.

Linda R said...

Amazing shots indeed.. That last shot is my favorite.

Hugs~

Rosie Grey said...

Even if you don't like fall so much, your photos of it are just wonderful! :-) I also hate the short and dark days and the cold, mostly wet weather. However, the colours of fall make up for that a bit, unless it's not raining, snowing or foggy... ;-)

Anita Johnson said...

I echo your thoughts. I find the loss of light in the evenings hard to take. I'm trying to learn about night sky photography...to help pass the winter months that are coming quicker than I like to admit. I know each season has its blessings, I just need to work harder to find them. (o: