Few subjects in photography are as sentimental as the changing of a season. Nature, like life, goes in cycles, and Autumn is perhaps the most sentimental season of all. More importantly this sense of cycle manifests itself visually. All the lush green foliage turns into deep red and bright orange. And in this change of colors, we instantly recognize that we are bidding farewell to the summer, closing the chapter on the sunny memories we’ve only just finished living, and preparing for the winter.
As this is a sentimental photo gallery, we want to turn to poetry many times more poignant than we could ever hope to be. Here is the opening verse of “Come Tomorrow” by folk-singer Townes Van Zandt, a beautiful piece on the fall, that speaks for itself.
“Could it be the season’s changin’
The winds of winter rearrangin’
All the leaves like fallin’ queens of sorrow
Could be the freezing rain a-fallin’
Could be sad september callin’
Or maybe it’s knowin’ she’ll be gone
Enjoy the gallery and the mood it creates. Share your own images of autumn by tagging them with #autumn.