“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.”
― Kamand Kojouri
Deeper into the woods the path winds, the canopy ablaze with brightness and surreal colour. Ahead, a wall of shimmering orange and yellow, like ethereal flames, dances in the breeze, amidst dark tree trunks, filling my eyes with the magic of autumn light.
It’s this light that inspired the “Golden Paths” series and my desire to capture some of this wonderful experience in words and images. Words fall short, but the images approximate feelings. Every turn of the path fills my soul with delight. After a dull, rainy summer, the extended and mild autumn more than makes up for it. I expect every day on the trails to be a final opportunity, but it keeps giving, though I’m restricted to weekend walks. I find the leaves turning gradually, a transition from summer greens to autumn yellow and orange. Red makes an appearance in subtle ways, never quite overpowering. A handful of leaves are scattered on the ground, the rest, still hanging on, despite rain and wind. It’s difficult to believe that November is only a week away.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100