“I Turn to Rust”

“I Turn, to Rust”

“Beneath the rust and grime which dulls the shine of our weathered hearts, joy patiently waits to be rediscovered” 
― John Mark Green

The Grand finale to the “Shift to Shiver” series is the final image made on a hike I took a few weeks ago. The scene felt like a goodby to the golds and yellows that stayed with us so long this year. But, what a goodbye it was. It seems the images got brighter as the season progressed, ending with this fireworks of orange, gold and, yellow. All that remains is browns and rust.

The following weekend, I was tied up at a show and could not get back out to document a marvelous event. Snow had fallen overnight and pulled down most of the remaining leaves. It was quite a scene, the ground covered in snow, with a layer of leaves on top of it. It seemed to be a reversal of the usual pattern.

I’m sad that I missed it but feel so blessed for the extended autumn colours this year. it would have been a challenge to pull this series off had it not been for that. So many wonderful days outdoors and on the trails. Now it’s gray and chilly. We really have shifted to ‘shiver’ in only a matter of days.

Despite the shift, I have a new series underway that was made this past week on a day trip north where I spent time enjoying and documenting North Eastern Ontario’s boreal forest.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/4 sec, f/22.0, ISO 100

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5 thoughts on ““I Turn to Rust”

  1. Pazlo

    A fond farewell to Shift to Shiver.
    Agreed, it was a particularly cooperative year for foliage, and did in fact seem to end with a crescendo of color.
    An almost frenzied flourish, I can hear the bartender of the Cosmos call out:
    “Last Call for Colors!”

    Seek peace,

    Paz

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