Falling For You

Not really able to travel during COVID-19 can really get you down. So just look down and pick up some of those leaves.

Fall Leaves from our front yard [NIKON Z 6, AF 35mm f/1.4G, Mode = Shutter Priority, ISO 100, 1/15, ƒ/9, (35mm = 35)]

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened.”

— Raquel Franco

I just went into my yard and picked up some leaves and took them inside to my copy stand setup. I put my light table on the base and just put the leaves on them backlighted by the light table.

Fall Leaves from our front yard [NIKON Z 6, AF 35mm f/1.4G, Mode = Shutter Priority, ISO 100, 1/15, ƒ/8, (35mm = 35)]

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”

Then just clicked away.

Fall Leaves from our front yard [NIKON Z 6, AF 35mm f/1.4G, Mode = Shutter Priority, ISO 100, 1/15, ƒ/8, (35mm = 35)]

Sometimes you don’t have to go that far to find things that can bring you joy.

Fall Leaves from our front yard [NIKON Z 6, AF 35mm f/1.4G, Mode = Shutter Priority, ISO 100, 1/15, ƒ/9, (35mm = 35)]

Just like how snowflakes are all different, so too are the leaves each fall.

I have been mulching them each week, but today I just hit the pause button and just picked them up and enjoyed.

Fall Leaves from our front yard [NIKON Z 6, AF 35mm f/1.4G, Mode = Shutter Priority, ISO 100, 1/15, ƒ/9, (35mm = 35)]

“Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow, signaling the later days of autumn.”

— Dan Millman