Photo of Gillespie House Bed and Bale @ Highway 97 between Penticton and Okanagan Falls, BC., Canada

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Explore Photography/Digital Art June/01/2011

The summer sun is fading
As the year grows old
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you’re not here

I watch the birds fly South
Across the autumn sky
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you’re not here

Like the sun through the trees
You came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away

Through autumns golden gown
We used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lay undisturbed now

‘Cause you’re not here
‘Cause you’re not here
‘Cause you’re not here

Like the sun through the trees
You came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away

A gentle rain pours softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn

‘Cause you’re not here…
Forever Autumn – Moody Blues

I know I have used Forever Autumn as a title and reference the song a couple of times, but I just love the song the first time I heard it. It had painted some vivid imagined imagery in my mind ever since.

I think this image captures well a part of the essence of this fantastic song.

See also: Same morning, lucky to be at the right place at the right time

Still, the song took on more meanings when I heard it overlaid in a reproduction of the original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast (audio only)

A later video rendition with live performance of the segment

Just the song with photos

3 exposures HDR with Photomatix using Exposure Fusion and then Tone Mapping to bring the background tree within range
Final touches in Photoshop


  • dperalta
    dperaltaabout 4 years ago

    I really love this in the sepia tones! Beautiful work. Wonderful atmosphere.

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • dperalta
    dperaltaabout 4 years ago

    Natural monochrome! (Blushing) What a wonderful atmosphere nonetheless. (Shows you what I know about photography!)

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful atmosphere, John!

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great work

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous !

  • Margi
    Margiabout 4 years ago

    beautiful John:))

  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenabout 4 years ago

    Very Beautiful.

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous atmospheric image, I love Autumn! Dee

  • julie08
    julie08about 4 years ago

    Wonderful :)

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