This is a repost of a 55 from a couple years ago, partly because I'm exhausted, partly because the other thing I wrote is a screed about the evils of American football, partly because what I am reposting is much more positive and illustrates what I love best about this season, and partly because it reminds me how much I miss having a functioning camera.
I hope to soon rectify the lack of camera and I have more or less decided to upgrade to a digital SLR over my poor dead point and shoot, so long as I can find something I want within my price range. To that end any of you shutterbugs out there who have particular favorites or tips regarding a camera I'd welcome your input. I know I want something with live-view and to eventually have some decent macro capability. I'm not brand loyal so you can give me your unvarnished opinions pro or con in that regard. I've been doing a little research online and went out over the weekend to try to do some test drives in 4 different stores but that was an entirely fruitless endeavor since the stores either had broken cameras or cameras with no power supply. Feel free to leave any opinions or advice in the comments.
Anyway, on with the pictures....
Golden light slants through the trees
dressed in blazing costumes.
Crisp air blows through the limbs as the orchestra tunes.
Gusts send a thousand ballerina leaves
into pirouetting descent
until they rest upon the ground
amid the gently rustling applause
of those awaiting the finale.
The curtain of night falls
upon one more autumn performance.