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Autumn fog, Salish Sea, First Narrows, Stanley Park, Burrard Inlet, Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Seasons: autumn (LAPC)

Above/featured: Annual autumn marine fog: Vancouver, BC – 7 Oct 2014 (6D1).

For me, autumn or fall represents a change for deciduous trees, bringing about deep reds, oranges, and yellows for a brief period before the leaves fall, and signifying the ultimate transition to winter. In languages with which I’m most familiar, the word “autumn” (or fall) appears as:

  • Chinese: 秋季
  • French: l’automne
  • German: der Herbst
  • Spanish: el otoño

ONE

For this beach in northern Germany, the end of high season means vacationers have gone, and the Strandkörbe (literally, “beach baskets”) are empty, yawning towards the open sea. This is also where the Trave river meets the Baltic Sea, providing the town with its name Travemünde (“Trave mouth”).

Travemünde Strand, Strandkorb, Strand, beach, Travemünde, Trave river, Baltic Sea, Ostsee, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Empty beach baskets at Travemünde Strand: northeast from Lübeck, Germany – 30 Sep 2009 (450D).


TWO

One beautiful benefit of having been able to visit Prague in all four seasons is getting to see the colour change in the trees on Petřín hill. With an obligatory crossing of the Charles Bridge, the rich colour from the leaves blend easily with the golden light of an autumn sunrise.

•   Autumn colours in Prague.

Charles Bridge, Kampa Island, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

Museum Kampa on Kampa Island, Hladová zeď (Hunger wall) on Petřín hill: Prague, Czech Republic – 7 Oct 2009 (450D).


THREE

A stroll through east Berlin’s Treptow might take me through areas typically for residents and other Berliners, but that’s the entire point of the exercise. And by the time I approach Treptower Park to the east, the tree-lined street reveals “that tower again” when I look back from where I started.

•   Autumn colours in Berlin
•   My Berlin: That Tower Again.

Schlesischer Busch, Fernsehturm, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

At Puschkinallee near Eichenstrasse, Schlesischer Busch: Berlin, Germany – 13 Nov 2016 (6D1).


FOUR

Near the ski area above the city of Santa Fe, brilliant golden yellows have swept through the aspen trees in the Santa Fe National Forest. We’re told we’re in time for peak colours which also don’t last for very long. It’s a good thing we arrived in town the day before, and this is how we begin our two weeks in the American Southwest.

•   US Southwest road trip: numbers and memories.
•   Colours in the American Southwest.

Santa Fe National Forest, Española Ranger District, Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, fotoeins.com

Ski Santa Fe – 5 Oct 2018 (X70).


I made all photos above with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D), a Canon EOS6D mark1 (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime (X70); alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. Acknowledgements go to Patti for LAPC no. 106 in the week of 18-24 Jul 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ibH.

四季 – Quatre Saisons – Vier Jahrezeiten – Quatro Estaciones

•   Summer.
•   Spring.
•   Autumn.
•   Winter.

21 Responses to “Seasons: autumn (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. I agree with you about the aspens: I was completely mesmerized by the sweep of golden aspens hugging the mountains in the Santa Fe Forest. Now that I think about it, I’d like to have another opportunity to see them again. 😉 Thanks for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Teresa. I’ve always understood “beach baskets” are always in high demand, which means reserving them in a timely fashion are a must. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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  1. Amy

    Glorious fall color changes in these beautiful places that you have traveled. All are beautifully captured, Henry!
    So glad to see Santa Fe National Park here. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Amy. With our aim to see the balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, we decided to fly into Santa Fe, and we were fortunate to arrive in town for peak colors in the National Forest. I’ve got big desires to return to this part of New Mexico in early- to mid-autumn 🍁🍂 Thanks for your kind comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Geri. Over time, a person can collect a wide variety of pictures across all seasons in all sorts of different places. I feel very lucky to have visited Prague in all four seasons, but it’s autumn that is one of my favourites, for the very scene you pointed out: Petrin hill and Kampa Island. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment!

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