“Bright Autumn Days”
“There are few things more soothing than the bright colours of autumn and a handful of bright, warm days. It feels like the world around us is beaming with joy and it’s contagious.” – Ed Lehming
I continue to review the images I made on my many autumn hikes. Today, I look on a drab, rainy, and dull landscape, so reflecting back on the colour and light of recent weeks is refreshing.
It always astounds me when an image of a familiar place realizes in a new way. In the case of this image, it’s a bit of a narrow pathway where the trail weaves between a stand of poplars. This is a place I have passed through literally hundreds of times, but it’s never revealed itself like this. In fact, I would not have seen this view had I not looked behind me. Light direction plays a major factor in the photo.
This was about three weeks ago and fall colours were just completing their peak. The forest was filled with yellows and retained splashes of reds and orange. The mid-morning light cast wonderful long shadows but cast enough light to brighten the canopy with brilliant, soft light.
It’s these ‘moments’ that keep me coming back, time and time again. Every time I experience things in a new way. I hiked through here a few more times since, recalling this particular time with joy. But, for now, that moment is gone, ‘paused’ and waiting to show me some some new version, when the time is right.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/285 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20