A boatful of gold

There is something special about the early autumn light:

A clarity that turns spider webs into pearls,

And leafy loveliness into stained glass windows.

It takes the first leaves of autumn

And turns them into amber beauty

And just before the sun sets

It fills the boats with liquid gold.

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77 responses

  1. Oh that last shot is just stunning. Colours are beginning to change around here, too.. much more so a few hours north.

    September 19, 2011 at 16:11

  2. Love that last shot!! We don’t have the temperatures yet, but the colors are right on time!

    September 19, 2011 at 16:16

  3. I haven’t taken any pictures of the leaves changing here. I am not quite ready to commemorate it- but the beauty of autumn is stunning nonetheless and you’ve captured it brilliantly!

    September 19, 2011 at 16:18

  4. The early Autumn light brings beauty to everything it touches and you captured it so well, ladyfi:-)

    September 19, 2011 at 16:19

  5. So serene and so poetic, your images show that the onset of Autumn is a beautiful time.;)

    September 19, 2011 at 16:42

  6. All those shots are stunning and your words lovely. It’s starting to shift here as well …

    September 19, 2011 at 16:48

  7. Karen

    Lovely, Lady Fi!:)

    Simply lovely…:)


    September 19, 2011 at 17:00

  8. I’m glad you’re seeing the signs of fall. I haven’t really seen any yet!

    September 19, 2011 at 17:11

  9. Jen

    Such beauty captured in a moment. You are really inspiring us all to get out there and shoot.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    September 19, 2011 at 17:24

  10. your pictures are really awesome!!:-)

    September 19, 2011 at 17:45

  11. Beautiful!

    September 19, 2011 at 18:20

  12. beautiful…absolutely…both words and pics…you have sucha good eye…the spiderwebs and the boat are my favs….

    September 19, 2011 at 18:29

  13. Yes, I remember the autumn in New York City when I lived there. I always felt sad to say goodbye to the summer.

    September 19, 2011 at 18:43

  14. ds

    Lovely. I especially like the boat photo. Liquid gold, indeed. Thank you.

    September 19, 2011 at 18:46

  15. I love early autumn light and you captured it so well in these beautiful photographs.

    September 19, 2011 at 19:31

  16. Riet

    Yes and those fall colors are all so beautiful. Great photo’s.

    September 19, 2011 at 19:34

  17. Wonderful autumn colors and impressions. Great Macro shot from the chaos-spider and the leaves. The boat-shot is gorgeous !

    September 19, 2011 at 19:38

  18. Beautiful,

    Autumn light is the best. Autumn is Oklahoma’s best season with the best light and mildest weather.

    September 19, 2011 at 19:43

  19. Fiona,

    How dramatic. Amazing how your photography keeps getting better. I’m so impressed with the colors and the detail. The web is gorgeous and so close.

    September 19, 2011 at 20:11

  20. Wonderful Autumn! The gold in the last picture is amazing.

    September 19, 2011 at 20:25

  21. Delicious colors, beautiful photos with an attractive, soft autumn light.

    September 19, 2011 at 20:57

  22. Love the boat picture and your words that described it. No fall here yet-still in the 90’s.

    September 19, 2011 at 21:47

  23. Ooooh. The light falling through those leaves was superb. Thank you so much.

    September 19, 2011 at 22:09

  24. Gorgeous shots with great light!

    September 19, 2011 at 22:14

  25. Oh, My,
    that spider web is silky ART. :))) Remarkable.

    September 20, 2011 at 01:23

  26. Nothing like ti!

    Well, I’m in a NEW place & NEW lifestyle!
    Do YOU know WHO I am? WHERE I live?
    I’m still not quite sure where I am,
    but boat Kitty is digging it.
    “Boat? What boat?”

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral



    September 20, 2011 at 02:42

  27. Ah, the mellow warmth and beauty of these!

    September 20, 2011 at 03:49

  28. Absolutely breathtaking and I do love all the golden warmth! Suddenly, I’m no longer dreading the arrival of fall! Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful, colorful week!


    September 20, 2011 at 05:29

  29. Beautiful shots.

    September 20, 2011 at 06:13

  30. That last one is just a boat full of beauty! I am so anxious for the cool autumn weather and the golden leaves!

    September 20, 2011 at 07:46

  31. I agree…that last shot is really a unique capture, but they are all gorgeous. I love fall! Thanks for stopping by.

    September 20, 2011 at 08:08

  32. Wonderful shots. The clarity is amazing.

    September 20, 2011 at 08:13

  33. It’s very clever of you turning simple things into pieces of jewelry: a spider’s web, an autumn leaf, a sunken boat….Your photos are all magnificent!

    September 20, 2011 at 08:40

  34. You have used the light well here, lovely photos.

    September 20, 2011 at 09:47

  35. Breathtaking selection of Beauties in the arrival of autumn. I’ve never seen the photo like the last one, very unique and creative. Ladyfi, you never cease to inspire and amaze me.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:09

  36. Beautiful Autumnal shots. The light at this time of year is so lovely and soft.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:09

  37. Love falls colours, the leaves turning Gold – Your photos are showing how beautiful this season is and how nature plays with colours we would have never thought could exist.
    Always a pleasure to read you and discover new shots. Take care

    September 20, 2011 at 11:11

  38. Hi there – that boat really is full! Spider webs (and spiders) are a real mark of autumn here as well.
    Most native trees don’t lose their leaves, so its good to see some colour from elsewhere!
    Cheers – Stewart M

    September 20, 2011 at 11:23

  39. Beautiful! Particularly love that last photo!

    September 20, 2011 at 11:28

  40. We are getting a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” rather than golden colours and gorgeous light. It’s good to see the sunshine, even vicariously!

    September 20, 2011 at 12:06

  41. The winner today is the liquid gold reflections… Lovely is your world, Fi!

    September 20, 2011 at 12:25

  42. Beautifully touched by Midas!

    September 20, 2011 at 14:13

  43. The wonder of light X season = great photos.

    September 20, 2011 at 14:19

  44. Nice captures, especially the title pic😀

    September 20, 2011 at 14:31

  45. Lovely.Our gold is harvest of rice.It’s our main food and treasure.:)

    September 20, 2011 at 15:05

  46. great shots! i love the second and last:)

    September 20, 2011 at 15:11

  47. Oh, how lovely! Such wonderful captures… Loved the first one especially!

    My Yatra Diary…

    September 20, 2011 at 15:40

  48. Your words are so beautifully descriptive and the accompanying photos make it seem as if this is heaven on earth.

    September 20, 2011 at 15:45

  49. What magnificent shots! The boat is sooo amazing!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment!


    September 20, 2011 at 15:46

  50. Love that boat photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    September 20, 2011 at 17:07

  51. Wow–lovely photos of Fall–it does have a beauty all its own. I love the highlighted leaves-that pictute is amazing. Have a lovely day. Mickie:)

    September 20, 2011 at 17:11

  52. You have outdone yourself this time. All of these are flatout gorgeous.

    September 20, 2011 at 17:24

  53. Amazing gold shot LadyFi. You have brightened what is a blah gloomy day here in the NE. Thanks.

    September 20, 2011 at 18:35

  54. So beautiful and so lovely!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a nice and happy week****

    September 20, 2011 at 19:58

  55. imac

    You fill the heart with beauty.

    September 20, 2011 at 20:31

  56. Al

    Wonderful photos. There is something special with the autumn light, especially in the early morning.

    September 20, 2011 at 20:44

  57. Very nice indeed. Glad it’s not my turn to bail out the boat, though….

    September 20, 2011 at 22:09

  58. Let me tell ya, nobody does autumn up like you. I am amazed at your beautiful pictures…ya hit the ball outta the park once again. I sure have missed ya this summer.

    God bless you sweetie and have a most beautiful day!!! :o)

    September 20, 2011 at 22:40

  59. Wow. Gorgeous photos AND prose. A blessing to visit today.:)

    September 20, 2011 at 22:53

  60. Sigh. This makes me crave fall.

    September 21, 2011 at 00:42

  61. wonderful early autumn series Fi, beautiful photos

    September 21, 2011 at 08:27

  62. Hi. Ladify
    How beautiful your early autumn is!!
    Your photos eloquently epitomize the transparent serenity of the early autumn.
    Last photo is especially breathtaking.

    Best wishes,

    September 21, 2011 at 10:21

  63. Wow, gorgeous autumn images. The color and the lighting are wonderful. The last shot with the golden reflections is beautiful. Have a great day!

    September 21, 2011 at 11:06

  64. I was wondering about the title until I saw the last photo. A gret observation and shot.:)

    September 21, 2011 at 11:19

  65. That special light of autumn is beautiful. And you show it so well with you photos.

    September 21, 2011 at 21:41

  66. Perfect captures. Spiders webs, and the colours of autumn leaves are always beautiful.

    September 21, 2011 at 22:13

  67. Beautiful capture of autumn… especially that last image. The way you have captured the light dancing. Absolutely gorgeous!

    September 22, 2011 at 00:47

  68. Awesome!

    September 22, 2011 at 03:53

  69. Someone better dump out that boat before it freezes! Lovely photos!:)

    September 22, 2011 at 07:53

  70. Ash

    Fantastic photos. The light in the second photo is absolutely gorgeous! I love the title too!

    September 22, 2011 at 11:20

  71. Nydelige høstbilder!

    September 22, 2011 at 19:51

  72. JM

    So beautiful! I also posted on autumn today, but… on my travel blog (London) as it’s too early to get some fall images here.:-)

    September 23, 2011 at 16:02

  73. Wonderful images, Fi. I’m smitten with the boat.

    September 24, 2011 at 03:56

  74. Nice colourful shots Fi. Autumn is a colourful season. I liked your mist photos in your next blog too – Dave

    September 25, 2011 at 09:42

  75. El Idioto

    the first image was brilliant.. I’m still in awe. So much clarity…. I need to know what was your equipment. Rishi

    October 1, 2011 at 06:10

    • I use a Canon 500 D and a zoom lens.

      October 1, 2011 at 07:13

  76. WOW! That first one… that last one… the ones in between too! I guess I like them all! You are the goddess of light my friend!

    October 2, 2011 at 05:07

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