Autumn Days


“There are giants in the sky!”

~Stephen Sondheim

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Moonrise over Pasadena

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Maple Leaf Hang

 

“Work is what you do for others, liebchen. Art is what you do for yourself.”

Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Fig in Fall

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Autumn Lantern

 

“Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.”

Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods

 

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Contemplation

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Runner

 

“Nice is different than good.”
~Stephen Sondheim

 

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Ginkgo and Dew

 

Nature, Photography, Close-Up, Autumn, Fall, Fujifilm x-T2, iPhone 12 Pro Max, California

Bark

 

 

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95 comments

  1. Amazing clicks…loved your thoughts….

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  2. Stunning images, Jane. Each one a winner and you’ve shown us different faces of autumn. My favourite would be the first one of the moonrise. The moon is literally glowing through my laptop screen. Beautiful scene and shot 🙂

    Agree that work is what you do for others. If it’s art that you love doing, you will always do it for yourself and do it for a long time to come.

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  3. Love, love, love the quotes and the ginkgo with dew is an especially gorgeous shot!

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  4. Such a great article Jane. It’s understandable why there are more pictures than content because your blog is about photography.

    Like the quotes about art too. Keep it up👏👏🙌

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  5. Good pics, Jane, esp Runner; and excellent quotes too. A sad loss. 🙂

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  6. I love these photos so much. 😍

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  7. Each image is stunning in its simplicity and perfect quotes to go with them!

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  8. So varied, Jane! Love the maple leaf and those ginkgos are sublime. The runner simply intrigues. It’s like a murder mystery. Where were you?

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  9. Love your B&W photograph as well as the gingko leaves. Stephen Sondheim has very wise words.

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  10. Love that moonrise over Pasadena. We’re having a fantastic end of November and fantastic start to December. You can’t ask for more with sunny skies and mild temps. 🙂

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    • Thanks, David. The city looked pretty under the light of the moon. So glad you’re having fantastic days! Nice to hear positive news these days. 😀👏🏻

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      • I had to come back to see if I missed anything. Indeed, I did … the solitary runner running next to the flood channel. A little symbolism here of what we’ve been doing for two years, and ready to start the third. The B&W seemed apropos since the passage of time has been so B&W. But, of course, it can be less serious.

        The mild weather is going away. Cold is coming our way tonight. The snow part, maybe next weekend (hoping it doesn’t come).

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  11. Beautiful! Thank you for these (and the words of Mr. Sondheim)!

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  12. Those gingko leaves are stunning, as is the moonrise, and I love the textures of Fig in Fall and Bark 😀

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  13. Jane!!!!

    Beautiful and so meaningful. Thank you!!!!

    The Ginko is one of my all time favorites!!!!!!

    xxoo

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  14. Another wonderful selection of photos.

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  15. Jane, you are a STAR with the eye of of painter.

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  16. Splendid! Liking the work/art quote!

    ✨🙏🕉🌱🌿🌳🌻💚🕊☯🐉✨

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  17. Another wonderful collection Jane, and I love all the Sondheim quotes. He is himself a giant in the sky now 😢
    That opening photo is stunning. It reminded me of when I tried to take a moonrise photo 😂
    And I also especially liked Contemplation – the light and the composition.
    Alison

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    • Hi Alison, Yes, a giant in the sky, who will be great missed. 😢 Funny about the moonrise…it took me a year to get one here. Definitely a challenge! 😂
      I was “following” the teen in Contemplation as we did our beach walk in Santa Barbara and he finally stopped in a great pose. 🙂Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

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  18. Masterpieces again, Jane, I am very impressed with the majestic moonrise over Pasadena and the Gingko leave is just a magnificent capture. Thank you for sharing your autumn impressions.

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  19. Wonderful as always. Love the subtle tribute to Sondheim. “Contemplation” struck me because my latest beach walk is about Reflections. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  20. He lived a rich, long life and gave so many gifts to the world. Your tribute is a gift, too. You won’t be surprised to hear that I’m very fond of those dewy ginkgo leaves. The orange moon and hanging leaf are poignant, the burnished leaves suspended over the lantern are, too. Contemplation is a lovely black and white I had to really search for that runner! It’s a little Bosch-esque, that scene. Quite beautiful. 🙂

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  21. All photos & their corresponding quotes are wonderful, especially ““Work is what you do for others, liebchen. Art is what you do for yourself.”
    Keep up your good work & sharing same with the world 🌎

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  22. Ginkgo and dew is my pick but gosh it was hard to choose!

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  23. Maple leaf 🍁 hang 🇨🇦

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  24. You’ve presented a diverse photographic tribute to Stephen Sondheim. I was saddened to hear about his death the other day, though at 91 it’s hardly unusual. My favorite song of his has been “Send in the Clowns,” which I learned from the version Judy Collins sang on her 1975 album “Judith.”

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  25. Lovely images, Jane. I esp. love ‘Ginkgo and Dew’ – stunning gold color and the light refractions in the dew are sublime! ❤

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  26. Gorgeous images Jane 😊

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  27. RIP Mr. Sondheim!

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  28. Some very interesting leaves! Love the color of “Ginkgo and Dew”.

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  29. They are all luscious and wonderful Jane.

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  30. Many beautiful photos as always, Jane! ❤️

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  31. Mesmerizing set! Thanks so much, Jane!

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  32. A very evocative collection, Jane. I especially like Contemplation. Winter bit in northern England today with snow showers! 🥶

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