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I entered a Summer Photo Contest, didn’t win any prize but the picture’s shown here. Except for the winner, no names are mentioned but do you recognize which one’s mine? Anyway, summer’s gone and here’s another autumn shot:

f/8 – 1/30 – ISO 800 – 60

29 responses

  1. I see in this picture a statement about the reality of humanity as one of many kinds of nature, not separate from the rest of nature, and at least sometimes in a sweet kind of harmony as found in this picture.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

  2. Stairs have never looked so good! My favorite picture from the contest link is: “Summer Flower” – what else can one expect from a greenlightlady?

    The dog was my second choice… So, which one was yours?

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    • Sweet Wendy! πŸ™‚ The flower’s mine. I think my favorite is the one that won, it has such a happy feeling in it!

      October 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

  3. Wow. The contest had some nice photos that captured different aspects of summer. Is summer more about feelings, or about beauty, or about energy, or about brilliant colors? Summer is all of them, which gave the judges an impossible job of picking a single winner. Those of us who have followed your blog photos should have had no problem in identifying the flower photo as yours. It has beauty and simplicity, rich colors and a shallow depth of field, all of which I tend to associate with your photos. You continue to post beautiful images, as evidenced by the photo of the fall leaves on the steps.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mike!! Indeed, “summer” could be everything and it must’ve been a hard job for the jury. When I look at the other photos, they’re so good and I feel a bit like a fraud because I used the auto mode to take mine πŸ˜‰ *shhh* But I’m glad it was mentioned anyway!

      October 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM

  4. Therese

    all of the above comments are so eloquent. Geesh! I guess I will state my feelings simply….your picture touches my heart and captures the artist deep within.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    • Thanks so much, Therese! I really appreciate your comments!!

      October 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM

  5. Summer Flower, I picked it before I read it was yours. I have a thing for flowers, as I think you do also. They are all winners.

    October 5, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    • Thanks Gary! And belated ‘Happy 100th’!! I love your rock piles (how do you do that??) and flower pictures.. and Bear of course! πŸ™‚

      October 5, 2012 at 11:13 AM

  6. Great idea – the receding steps. And beautiful colours.

    October 5, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    • Thanks Jumbo! Maple leaves in the autumn are my favorites, they look good on anything πŸ™‚

      October 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

  7. Great colours give the whole photo a nice effect.

    October 5, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    • Thanks Lyle! Congratulations on the Freshly Pressed feature!! I always thought that your posts don’t get nearly as much attention as they deserve, but I hope now they will! πŸ™‚

      October 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      • Thanks – I really appreciate that.

        October 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM

  8. Excellent composition (and capture)

    October 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

  9. Awesome photo!

    October 6, 2012 at 1:57 AM

  10. It’s the flower, of course! Seen and presented as only you can. It takes courage to enter a contest and put your work out to be judged – so congratulations on submitting your work. Your photo of the stairs is lovely – the grays in the stone are such a wonderful backdrop to the colors of the leaves.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    • Thank you! Yes, it’s a bit unnerving to be judged like that but I’m happy I did it!

      October 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM

  11. Let me think…..wouldn’t be the “Summer Flower” would it….;0). Nice shot and to get a mention is good going…..the standard of the others shots is pretty high!

    October 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    • caleephotography

      Thanks Mark! Yes I was surprised and happy to get mentioned, especially when I saw the other pictures.. All so good!

      October 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

  12. Autumn Stairs

    October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    • caleephotography

      Autumn stars on autumn stairs πŸ™‚

      October 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM

  13. I see balance and finiteness in this image. Very nice.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    • caleephotography

      Thank you, Ed! I appreciate your comment!

      October 10, 2012 at 6:47 AM

  14. Very nice image! I have been living in Fl. for a few years now and one of the things I miss is Autumn. I need to get back up north one of these fall days.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    • caleephotography

      Thank you! This one was taken last week in Stockholm, Sweden. πŸ™‚

      October 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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