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Autumn colours from the past

It may be weird to post autumn photos on the 13th of December, but I’m going to do it anyway.

If you read my last post, you know that I’ve been organising an autumn themed competition for my camera club. Sadly, it coincided with the second lockdown so my own plans for photos had to be ditched since we could only travel within 5 km. In my local area I didn’t really know where to find any nice autumn scenes, so I simply decided to not take part myself.

I’m a big fan of the autumn for its colours and beauty – and also for the sense of calm that usually comes with the autumn (during normal years!). There is something about the shorter days and darker evenings that invites me to settle down and focus on the next stage in life. For me, the autumn has always been about reflection and new fresh starts, to a much greater extent than a new year.

I’ve had many lovely photo walks in the autumn when I lived in Sweden, and I have a nice archive of old photos that are just “gathering dust” (Can they collect dust in a digital folder? Hmm…) so I thought I’d share some with you all.

Except the ivy leaves I posted in my last post I’ve actually managed to find one more colourful leaf in my area. I didn’t like this photo first but seeing it now I like it a lot more, maybe because of the different shades of green in the background that give a nice contrast.

And here are a few from my garden and from my former walks in my area in Sweden. These are from all different stages of my photography “era” and are not necessarily great with the focus in the right places, but I love the colours in them!

Autumn colours
What are seasons?

We went to Italy in October 2017 to be there during the olive harvest. Sadly it was a bit too early for the most intense colours to be there but I didn’t want to risk being there when the true Italian autumn weather (which usually means very heavy rains and generally unsafe) arrived! But some trees had begun to change colours.

I hope to be able to travel to where there are nice colours around here next year. Last autumn I planned to go to Wicklow this year but obviously that wasn’t possible. For 2021… well, we’ll see how the world is doing when the autumn of 2021 comes.

Stay well and safe everyone and enjoy your Sunday evening.

4 Comments

  • Ashley
    30th November -0001 at 12:00 am

    These are beautiful photos! The light is delicious! I live in the north of this island and have captured very few shots like yours (yours are much better than mine) this year!

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    • Susanne S
      30th November -0001 at 12:00 am

      Thank you! And the only autumn photo I’ve taken this year is the first one! All the others are old and from various other places as I said in the beginning of the post. Let’s hope for more local autumn pictures next year!

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  • Anne(2)
    30th November -0001 at 12:00 am

    Oh, these are beautiful. I know you critique your photos, but to me, they capture what your world looks like in such a vivid way. I hope that I can see Ireland (someday…). I loved Sweden but unfortunately spent more time in cities than in the outer areas. Although I did get to stay in an interesting (very isolated) hotel on some beautiful land. There was a lake that I ran/walked around a few times – that was lovely, now that I think about it!

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    • Susanne S
      30th November -0001 at 12:00 am

      There’s so much to see in Sweden if you go out of the cities!! If you go there again I’ll let you know where to go. But some Swedish cities are very pretty actually. The older parts of Stockholm, Göteborg and Lund are stunning, for example.
      Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my photos, by the way! I’m beginning to appreciate my own photography a lot more now.

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