As I mentioned in the introduction to this assignment, I changed the planned subject and asked you to show me photographically what the End of Summer was to you. There was something about this summer I felt needed an end. Not sure why but I am so glad I asked as the submissions were thoughtful, poignant and fitting.
First, I would like to Laura for winning Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set. I will be in contact soon, Laura.
Karma’s first reaction to this assignment was she could not bring herself to photograph something so sad. I replied she could and it would be full of feeling. Even I did not know how much feeling. Her ode to the end of summer is a funky, sad and brilliant send off.
Isa paints in words and photos all the signs of summer’s end in the Alps including school starting, grape harvesting, leafs changing colors and bird migrating.
Dawn tried to rationalize all the signs telling her summer has ended so not to be. Alas, even she concluded it was so or maybe it was the drought?
Laura brings us the first signs of Autumn in the first colors in the trees in a mowed field as Summer slips past. The use of HDR gives it a painterly look.
Birgitte from Denmark gives us a photo essay from August with the explanation point of a true end of summer…50% Off Sale at a seasonal ice cream stand.
I posted in between my Denmark friends with a photo of a weather front sweeping across my camera’s viewfinder at nearly the same time as the Autumnal Equinox occurred.
Truels takes through the lovely area called Jutland which is a favorite summer retreat but embraces the end of summer in warm colors of the land, sea and its people.
Well, I got Carsten to share with us his Summer is over now post with two scenes which brought chills to my spine looking at them. However, if you look at the top of his blog today, you’ll see his heart has been warmed.
Chee Yow from Google+ and British Columbia shows a contrast in one image…a golden goodbye to summer next to a gray ending.
Amy-Lynn shares her wisdom of how a season truly ends…gradually over time but not noticed by humans until they wish to see or fall into them.
Nye shows us how summer ends at a campground her family visits often. The place is quieter as people ready their campers to be vacated as the trees ready to vacate their leafs.
Simone, our newlywed from Ireland, must be still feeling honeymoon-like as she turned the ’6′ in 26 to a ’9′. Her photographic eye is still sharp as the changing leafs edges she shares with us as her sign summer has come to an end.
I just got back from a quick trip to Florida where it still felt like Summer. I want to thank each of you who submitted to this assignment. It really helped me to return home to where Autumn is in full swing with all the colors that comes with it. Those colors will come in handy for the next assignment. ;)