701 – Early Autumn

After a busy weekend in Carinthia I now sit on the train back to Vienna. It’s extremely uncomfortable, impossible to sleep, so, what better could I do but blogging 🙂

The announced end of summer really hit on Saturday, temperatures fell by 15 centigrades in one day, but I still went swimming – in the rain. It was nice, the water was still warm, and it was much needed after a day of sweat-inducing work (have you ever packed some three or four thousand books and transported them?), and I’ll try it again next weekend, that’s for sure. No way I could give up so early 🙂

This image was shot from out of the car using the Nikon 85/1.8 at f1.8 with a polarizer. You can’t see the rain, because the focal plane is so far away, but it was enough to keep me from getting out.

The Song of the Day is “Early Autumn“. I have it on Ella Fitzgerald’s “Johnny Mercer Songbook“, but the only vocal version that I’ve found on YouTube is by Jo Stafford. Slightly different stuff.

2 thoughts on “701 – Early Autumn”

  1. image and song, both really memorable. For the image, I have to admit that I am a fan of the shallow-DoF-softness that makes the structures blend (a 1.4/85 is on my wishlist since quite a while), and the strong yellow of the rapeseed is like a last rebellion of strength and liveliness of the summer against the impending autumn that already puts its mark on the green of the leaves. Well done.

  2. A lovely scene, captured from the train! You just reminded me that I need to get a new polarizing filter!

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