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Experience Autumn through Photography

by Margaret Penney | October 18, 2017

Autumn is my favorite season by far and mostly due to all that Fall color. For photographers, it’s an opportune time to get outdoors and snap some images that capture the beauty of this vivid time of year. For inspiration, here are a few projects that pay homage to Autumn’s splendor.

Those Dark Autumn Days
by Heiko Gerlicher

This photo series by Heiko Gerlicher from Coburn Germany captures how color transforms on a cool misty day. Vibrant and more saturated hues push forward against the cooler gray-blue and earthen backdrop. In these images, Gerlicher captures the intense golds and greens of this kind of moody Autumn day and makes the lovely color contrast a central feature of the photographs.



Middle European Jungle
by Kilian Schönberger

The Middle European Jungle photo series by German photographer Killian Schönberger has a kind of mystery through the use of perspective and the inclusion of large unusually shaped rocks. The images display a wide palette, including reds and dark blues alongside orange and yellow. A bit noir, this photo series has a wonderful eeriness.


The Farm
by Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres, a photographer from Idaho, presents a rustic and country vision of Autumn from the western US. The gold leaves frame the barn and the image has a warm tone, giving it a relaxed and slightly vintage feel. The image is for sale at Torres’ Creative Market, where she also has other seasonal photos.



Vermont Photography

You can’t showcase Fall photography without including photos from New England. Taking a weekend tour through Connecticut and Vermont to witness the changing of the leaves can be an almost Zen-like experience. The Vermont Photography Instagram provides an inspiring collection of imagery that captures the best of Autumn in New England.

Autumn in Kilkenny
by Edward Dullard

Edward Dullard from Kilkenny, Ireland is a prolific photographer who has been posting beautiful nature photography to the Internet for decades. His photographs of Autumn in his hometown are incredibly vivid and some look almost like paintings.



Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


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