Spotomy

Spotomy

Posted on 07/07/2013


Photo taken on September 25, 2005

1/250 f/9.0 18.0 mm ISO 100

Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL


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Days, swift as arrows

Days, swift as arrows
As much as I've always enjoyed calendar autumns - the disappearing of excessive light and the dissipation of the numbing heat, the amazement of wearing clothes again - just as much I have always hated the mental autumn, the idea that slowly but inevitably, everything around us starts to wither and die, and that there is nothing I can do about it.

The magnitude of this annihilation falls heavy on me, every year. In this annulment, progress gets too deeply buried. Well, almost. :) That year, the fall fell to a full halt in one long and incessant, unscrupulous slide, starting right here, with the taking of this picture. The smell of the void is already there, you can almost feel the land standing still inside of it in the thin and limpid air, timidly waiting for the permafrost. Golden birds have flown home, the only movement left is the darting of the clouds - the passage of days, swift as arrows.

So, you may imagine my astonishment when I found the tree - in Google Maps. I knew it! It has been standing there all the time! Without the tree I would have never, ever been able to place the picture on the map, not even close - I would have put it much further south, away from Ylläs. But then again, this is wide angle. This is with many calendar autumns passed.

View to the west towards Ylläs from Lainiotie 356. This geo-whatever sometimes gives you creeps.

Dmitry Terentyev (msdte), John Bezosky Jr., Canpao, Gabriella Siglinde and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Eefje
Eefje
I can truly be touched by nature in this time of the year. Not only by the explosion of colours but by its mortality too, it reminds me of my own. This truly is a wonderful photo, like mother nature lay down a big red karpet.
3 years ago.
Spotomy has replied to Eefje
Think about the tree: perhaps the topmost leaf will be born somewhere else in the tree next year, somewhere lower, and she'll have these deja-vus about great heights and vast sceneries. Our lives are almost 100 times longer, but maybe we'll still do the same.
3 years ago.
Dmitry Terentyev (msdte)
Dmitry Terentyev (ms…
Very beautiful photo!
20 months ago.