“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James
Goodbye to a most glorious summer and hello to what is predicted to be a long, mild autumn in Ontario. What better image for the summer/fall transition than sunflowers? I see them as a ‘transition’ flower. They bloom mid-summer and continue to grow into the fall. They are frost resistant, though I don’t even want think about that!
One of the incredible contrasts in blog-land is seeing my fellow bloggers in Australia and the southern hemisphere welcoming spring, which for us in the northern hemisphere is a distant, though fond, memory.
Back to the sun flowers, such an appropriate name. They fairly glow with warmth, almost as if they have stored the glow of the summer sun to keep warming our days as they shorten.
I’ll miss this past summer, with it’s many warm days, record heat, and all the memories of days spent with friends and family, simply enjoying being together and sharing good times.
Creatively, it’s been a great time too. I have discovered a passion for this style of photography. I get emotional looking at the images as they emerge. As I’m shooting, it’s fairly technical, balancing light, parture and focus, but viewing the final product is so fulfilling.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200mm
1/6 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400
High Resolution image on 500px: