Every Autumn, I feel an urge to collect all the yellow, brown, and red leaves scattered on the ground- I know they will soon be gone. That’s probably why I love Fall photos so much: they capture the ephemeral falling leaves and changing colours forever.
Many bloggers have shared incredible Autumn photos posts: check out this one from Art and Practice to see trees reflect in water; this one from Hunting For Bliss for an explosion of colours, leaves, and a cute dog; and this one from Tricia A. Mitchell for breathtaking shots. I can’t resist the pleasure of adding my own Fall post to the mass with a few shots from my dad.
My dad is a talented amateur photographer. His shots inspire me to try new things in photography and he always has a good tip to help me improve my photos. I bought my camera, a Sony Nex-5, following his recommendation. It’s a great camera: very easy to use and yet it produces excellent photos. On Saturday, my dad and I will take part in a photography workshop together. It’s great to share a hobby: it helps keep up with each other’s life, beyond “What’s new?”, and “How’s work?”
The first two photos I’d like to share capture a collection of flowers, and an intricate arrangement of leaves in a tree trunk my dad stumbled upon as he was walking in a park. That’s exactly the kind of assemblage I spent hours putting together as a child. Going away from my beloved books for a walk outside with my family was kind of boring to me at that time. But playing with the leaves, flowers, and anything I could find on the ground kept me busy and creative for hours.
I always regretted leaving my creation behind and would have loved to know that someone would later capture it in a photo. That’s what my dad did in these two beautiful photos, and I like to imagine the children who put it all together:
I can almost hear the wind and the leaves brushing gently against the wooden bridge:
This one is just an explosion of the warm golden light warming up Autumn afternoons. This bright dark yellow is one of my favourite colours:
I just love the contrast between the small bird and the vast mountains here:
My dad had two beautiful children with his second wife. Here is my younger brother Benji, blending perfectly in Autumn colours with his cute little hat. Isn’t he adorable?
Amazing how well the water reflects the colours of the trees:
Cows remain undisturbed by the snow and the changes of season. They just keep eating, whatever happens:
I love how the evening light warms up this cold scene:
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