Yellow Exit

2s - f/11 - ISO 100

Almost every Fall in Ontario starts from lush green, then transitions through a full palette of forceful colours, bright orange, red, vivid yellows. It is one of the best natural colour shows on the planet. Then, inevitably, like everywhere else, it all ends in a burnt brown-yellow leaves, most of them on the ground. Reminder that the show is over, Fall is almost done and it is time to remember that yet another year is drawing to a close.

No better symbol than yellow leaves lying about ground, done, spent. Just like the year we start wandering about – where did it go, what have we done, accomplished – almost warming us up to the year end recaps. Nothing truly says November better than almost empty trees and leaves casually strewn about the ground. Melancholic silence, somewhat comforting loneliness, cold reality of passing.

Just for that moment, that short stretch of but a few weeks in November, transition from pleasant and awe-inspiring Fall and transition to tranquility of the snow, gift season and final stretch for the year. Yellow exit, leaves on the ground, cool but not cold. End to the Fall.

Technical Notes:

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikkor 24mm/f2.8D
  • Filters: n/a
  • Exposure
    • Shutter: 2s
    • Aperture: f/11
    • ISO: 100
  • Processing and JPEG Conversion: Adobe Lightroom CC

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