“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~ John Burroughs
I was browsing through some photography folders this afternoon, the one titled Autumn for obvious reasons seemed a good place to start when I spotted this image and realised for reasons that I have no idea what they are I never posted this shot before.
Looking at it now I wonder if I set it aside because I didn’t like my face in it. A bit like Storm from Vanilla Free Sex who talked about her worries about her face, in particular her resting bitch face, in her Sinful Sunday last week, I often have similar feelings about my face. I look too serious, or bored or I have managed to capture the exact moment I closed my eyes. With time comes better clarity and if i thought that back then I don’t see it now. Or maybe I just thought I looked lumpy in this image. Again, I don’t think that now, I think I look like a voluptuous wench. All boobs and thighs!
I do remember that I took a lot of images of that day trying to get the leaves falling around me. I wanted them to be raining down and maybe it is the fact that I didn’t quite get what I imagined at the time that had me casting this photo to one side. Stumbling across it today though I had none of those disappointments. Quite the opposite in fact. I was somewhat baffled by my former critical self. I actually spent a long time looking at it wondering which of the possible reasons I had given myself for not sharing it but then I realised it didn’t matter because I didn’t delete it. Which means somewhere in me even back then I knew it had merit. I just needed time to see it properly.
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