“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”
I like this image for its allusion to transition. The image fades from bright yellow, to the brooding darkness of the pine forest behind it. For me, it symbolises the shift from bright, sunny days, to the cool of autumn and, eventually, winter.
I prefer the boundary times, spring and autumn, because there is an accelerated shift in the environment, and ever present change. Summer and winter seem more steady and stable, with only slight changes. Summer is a time of warmth, bright greens, flowers, and activities, and winter is a time of cold, gray skies, ice and rest. Whereas autumn seems like it is changing daily. Leaves change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the temperature varies from warm to cold, rarely the same for more than a few days in a row.
This ‘doorway’ between seasons is, like the photo, a threshold to be crossed, and I hope to remain between the two seasons as long as they allow me to.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 112mm
1/4 sec, f/32.0 ISO 200
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