Stories to bring clarity to the abstract side of autumn.
Leaves crunching and crisp air signify autumn. This is the season of maturity and preparation. We embrace the impermanence of life, the mystery of what change will have in store for us, and look forward to the comforts of sweaters, cozy armchairs, and hearty soups.
Take a new look at fall, one that dances, swirls, turns, and rushes on by. These fall abstracts will open you to new sensations about one of the best times of the year.
Passageway to Gold
Rushing through the Woods
Many days of my working life felt like this photo. I was rushing through tasks, checking off items on lists, and fitting in one more thing before the day was over. Whether we pack in a lot of action or not, we still travel at the speed of time. So a little older and wiser, I hope the only time I replicate this photo is with my camera or if a moose is pursuing me. For the record, I’d rather be with my camera.
“One can only see clearly if one is going slowly. Quick motion creates a life-blur.”
— Terri Guillemets
Maybe every generation gets to a point where they feel like the earth is spinning hopelessly out of control, or at the very least, way too fast. I know that personally, if I spend too much time looking at news channels or social media, my reactions lean towards the negative spectrum of emotions. Yet, if I can remind myself to view the drama as though I am looking down at the earth from the perspective a satellite would have of earth’s imagery, I float again.
There was something familiar to this shot. I sat and studied it, then it hit me. This abstract photo is like the old-fashioned globe I used to spin as a kid. The faster I spun the sphere, the more those big countries blended into one. Only the blue ocean separated them. That’s what this abstract nature art of aspens looks like to me. Maybe speed and change can bring us together. And instead of feeling unsteady, I realize I control the spinning by my reactions and therefore feel grounded once again.
In love with fall?
If you can’t get enough of beautiful aspen trees in with the golden yellow touch of September, take a look at the Colorado Fall Pictures 2020 gallery.
Ann Newman is a photographer, writer, and creator of Annstracts who tells the stories behind her pictures. As a former, professionally-trained salesperson, Ann understands that people want to solve problems or accelerate growth for a better future. Her insights, symbolism, and meanings from her pictures give her stories a positive spin. You might find Ann near her home in Phoenix, bent down looking at the tiniest details of a bug, patting any nearby dog, or asking “why” an awful lot.