Autumn... The name of the season itself drives so many feelings of awe as well as melancholy as soon as we just hear about it. It is rightfully said to be a second spring when every leaf is a flower before it sheds away, becoming just the memories.
The falling leaves have been an inspiration to myriad of art pictures, articles, stories and a lot has been in metaphor with human stories. We see the pinnacle of greens in summers and the leafy landscape is gradually splashed with yellow, orange and reds which has captivated our attention and imagination since ages.
Artists have always juxtaposed the ideas of falling leaves with memoirs of our stories as autumns have always been known for breathtaking sights and being humbled and overwhelmed by their vivid colours and emotions associated with them.
In northern hemispheres the end of September generally marks the start of autumn till December when most leaves wither away.
Nature offers the vivid colours, tinge of rain and fog who add such a beautiful natural contrast that one just doesn’t need any filters to make stunning images.
Just following the basic rules of compositions and exposures deliver amazing and awe inspiring images.
Since this is photography article, I rather not delve into the philosophical aspect of autumn.
I prefer talking about images which make us feel the fall's mood.
I will just summarize the ideas of autumn images and add stunning works by 1x photographers here!
Autumnal landscapes have a distinct feel of colours and fog and have a rich sense of mood due to it. The moisture in the air and fog brings a timelessness to the feel of the image. Trees and their distinct shape is accentuated and contrasts of their dark stems and orange leaves just stands out.
Waterfalls also look extremely beautiful due to the fallen coloured leaves around them and their white colours stands out when juxtaposed with the wonderful autumn colours.
As with waterfalls, it is also with the roads which stand out making the leading lines in the composition surrounding the fall foliage or through the canopy of coloured trees.
Leaves and their natural colours really can stand out and enhance images if photographed in the right surroundings and well composed.
And last but not least, there are so many beautiful places around the world. When photographed in fall, the beige grasses or coloured foliage express a specific feel and a delightful mood to the images.
I wish you to enjoy this mixed bag of beautiful autumnal images.
Here are a few more …
Judy Tseng PRO
beautiful autumn color
Peter Svoboda MQEP CREW
Great and atmospheric collection dear Swapnil and Yvette. I enjoyed every single image in it. The composition, light and atmosphere are amazing in eacg of them. Thank you very much for selecting my work.
Gilbert Claes PRO
Hi Swapnil, Thank you very much for this nice article about 'autumn'... A very colorful series of wonderful images... Congratulations to all members... and I wish to thank Yvette also for her important job...
Yvette Depaepe CREW
Beautiful collection of fall images! Congratulations to all authors and thanks to Swapnil for composing this lovely article. Cheers, Yvette