civilized ku # 4047 / ku # 1379 ~ intimate views of autumn

woodpile with leaves ~ Au Sable Forks, NY - in the Adirondack PARK

fallen leaves ~ Port Henry, NY - in the Adirondack PARK

As a general picture making rule of thumb, I subscribe to the idea that every possible picture of a wide expanse of landscapse lush with Autumn foilage has been already been made. On rare ocassion, a different take on the motif emerges from the cliched crowd but that serves only to confirm the rule of standardized autumn picture making.

That written, if making autumn pictures, those which conform to what one has been told is a good autumn picture, is what works for you, then by all means keeping doing so. That's not a bad thing but, iMo, it's just sorta like toeing the party line as opposed to breaking out of the box.

To my eye and sensibilities, the small, intimate and quotidian signs of autumn are what pricks my visual and emotional hot buttons. Which, I believe, stems from my general outlook on life which dictates that, although life has a number of "big" memorable moments, the overwhelming bulk of one's life is spent immersed in the "small" qoutidian personal and visual details of the world around us.