Autumn Walk

“You don’t take pictures, they take you.”

~Jay Maisel 


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Ginkgo Fallen


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Brown and Beautiful


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Morning Dew and Ginkgo


“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?”

~Edward Weston


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Leaf and Clover


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Ginkgo and Roots


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“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.”

~Annie Leibovitz 


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Bark Patterns


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Going Big


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Seasonal Mix


A special thank you to Frank at Beach Walk Reflections for featuring my photos in his latest post, Dawn.

Please check out his post here.


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  1. Autumn is beautiful, as always!!!! Good work, Jane!!!

  2. Autumn has a charm of one of its own kind!

  3. This picture relaxes me for some reason

  4. Everything here is so inspiring, Jane, images and words. And this at the time when I don’t feel inspiration anywhere and have stopped taking my camera on my repetitive, limited, everything-there-is dog walks. I know, I’m lucky I have them at least. Thank you for this.

    • Manja, I’m so sorry I neglected to respond to your comment. I’m happy these inspired you and I hear you about inspiration. It is hard to “see” when it feels monotonous. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a good start to the new year. 🌟

  5. This is so beautiful 👌🏽 thank you for sharing this with us

  6. Superb ❤️

  7. These are beautiful! Very well done.

  8. I love those Ginkgo leaves, particularly the yellow ones. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jane, and a healthy, happy and less tramatic 2021.

    • Hi Lisa, That vibrant yellow has been a treat to see this autumn. Glad you enjoyed. Wishing you and your family and good Christmas with hopes for a much better new year. Stay safe and healthy. Thank you!

  9. Beautiful pictures Jane … surely a treat for the eyes 🙂 Loved the quotations as well !!!

  10. A different look at autumn. Beautiful, Jane.

  11. The morning dew mesmerises…🤩

  12. It’s amazing photography ❤️

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. Dew & Gingko was my favourite.❤

  14. Oh…it’s so beautiful…I didn’t felt the autumn leaves the way feeling now after seeing your shots

  15. Beautiful pictures. Loved the dew on leaves.

  16. Ah, what a pleasure! I have had a thing for Ginkgoes since I was about 20. NYC has lots of them – you might remember that. So my eyes lit up when I opened this post. Three Ginkgo pictures! I think the one with the roots might be my favorite, for the contrast in colors and forms. Good eye there! But I don’t know, the first one has those sweeping stem lines and the deep shading, it’s very rhythmic. Beautiful. The slightly bulging forms and precise detail in those brown leaves, whatever they are, are superb. I like the big and little fallen leaves in the leaf with clover. The shapes in the beautiful bark pattern shot kind of echo the shape of the big leaf in the next photo – a nice progression for the eyes. And “Seasonal Mix” is a nice way to wind up by giving a nod to the mash-up of seasons that LA can produce. I appreciate your focus. You seem to make a decision about what your post is going to be, and you stick with it with beautiful results. Your posts always have a finished, deliberate quality. I know I’ll never come away feeling scattered. 🙂

  17. A lot of the other kind of gold. Looking downward certainly gives a different perspective, but it seems easy to do these days … keeping your head down.

    Hope you and the family are doing well. I thought we would be with you in lockdown land. The situation here is not looking very good. My wife Laurie said she and Andrea are going to start working COVID cases at the end of the week. They reassigned her three residents last week. When that happened, she knew it would be a matter of time before working those cases. Though they haven’t formally announced it, Univ of Colorado Hospital has halted elective surgeries and may issue a divert order soon. A divert order is when all emergency services are closed. They’re pretty full. Laurie also said they’ve been moved up on the priority list for the vaccine, but don’t know when yet.

    Stay well, stay extra safe.

  18. Oh, you’ve found more wonderful leaf compositions! I especially like the ginkgo images.

  19. I love the 3rd photo “morning dew & ginkgo”. The yellow just pops and the water droplets are so clear. Amazing capture.

  20. Beautiful photos. Especially love the ginkgo shots.

  21. Nature is so bountiful… love the textures and colors of your work… loved the link to prose and images if dawn and sunrise
    Stay safe Trees

  22. The ginkgo leaves 😍, the one with the dew drops was simply beautiful!

  23. Beautiful photography…. Love to see this…. Please visit my blog… Hope you enjoy my photography too….😊

  24. Beautifully captured Jane! I love the ginkgoes!

  25. Leaves are one of my favorite subjects, second only to skies.
    I loved the quote accompanying your work, as well.

  26. These pictures are amazing… and peaceful to eyes… loved your work👌

  27. Have always loved Gingko trees. Beautiful images Jane!!!
    Wishing you and Bob a wonderful Holiday Season. Stay safe!
    Love, Ron & Joan

    • Hi Ron, How nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the Gingkos- we probably threw their “stink bombs” at each other as kids. 🙂
      Wishing you a wonderful holiday, too. Hope everyone is happy and well. Stay safe and healthy. Thanks so much! ❤️

  28. I have often said… way too short of a season … you captured the essence fall … colors, textures, etc

  29. An enjoyable autumn walk – what a collection of texture, shape and colour – wonderful images!
    Thanks, Jane.

  30. LOVE! The beauty of nature knows no bounds. Beautifully captured, Jane. xo

  31. So beautifully observed and making leaves so spectacular!

  32. Such beautiful photos! I am so jealous, I am getting snow and rain where I live. 🙂

  33. I like especially the pearls on the dead leaves of Ginko Biloba … and also the golden color of the autumn so beautifully captured .
    Love ❤

  34. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come Enjoy Jane’s Awesome photos!!

  35. Fine set, Jane! Great colors. Nr3 is very strong and I love Bark Patterns. See you!

  36. The lovely photos capture the essence of fall. The fallen leaves are a reminder of our own ephemeral yet so beautiful life.

  37. Love those color contrasts! Makes me wanna go out 🙂

  38. Terrific album. And the ginko leaf with droplets just stopped me in my tracks.

  39. I’m puzzling over Weston’s assertion that “the camera sees more than the eye.” When it comes to tonal range, for example, the eye is much more sensitive. At the same time, I’ve found the simplified view a camera provides is sometimes more appealing esthetically than what I saw with my eyes.

    • Hi Steve, I like Weston’s quote and feel it is true because my eyes draw me to a scene for a few elements but often when I study the image, there is usually much more there that I didn’t see when I shot it.

  40. Strong fall colors and nice patterns being captured!

  41. Beautiful images Jane. The leaves look so perfect unlike this years autumn in the Northeast. On Long Island the leaves were either green before they dropped or overly burnt and full of holes after they did drop.

    • Thanks, Joe. I was very surprised how suddenly the leaves changed in Pasadena and how vibrant they were. Happened after our first nighttime cold snap. Sorry your year wasn’t that good, the NE is usually amazing.

  42. Morning dew on the Gingko….stunning!

  43. The ginko leaves with the dewdrops is fantastic, Jane. I also love these leaves 👍

  44. Bark Patterns: I want this for wallpaper!

  45. Beautiful series of images, Jane – and, as I’m sure you know, Annie Leibovitz is right, “Its on all the time.”. 🙂

  46. All are wonderful, Jane. But the real standout, for me, is the clarity and detail of the dew drops on the Ginko leaves. When I was younger my nickname, not necessarily appreciated, was Gink so I have an affinity for the tree and its unique leaves.

  47. Delightful hues and textures, Jane. It feels like autumn is just a memory in this more northerly part of the world!

  48. This really is autumn in all its details. Beautiful colors and images that speak for themselves.
    Have a nice Sunday Jane,

  49. I love the textures on those leaves. Beautiful series

  50. Very nice autumn pictures !

  51. These are just some beautiful captures of autumn , Jane.

  52. Jane, just one expression: “Wow!” Thanks so much!

  53. Stunning, beautiful photography, Jane. I wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas.🙏🏻😊

  54. Beautifully done, Jane. My favorites are the ginkos/dewdrops and the bark patterns.

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