Autumn Blaze

A Conflagration of colour!

blazing the way to school

As he headed off down that autumn path to school I thought:

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”  – Rumi

 

I used a painterly filter (Topaz Impression) on the top image which turned it into an autumn conflagration and adjusted the colour balance on the second one to give it more warmth. I don’t always remember exactly what I did but this was a fairly simple edit. I wanted to catch the glory before it is all gone.

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  1. Ali Isaac says:

    Well, catch the glory, you certainly did! Stunning! 😁

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    1. always so briefly glorious!! thanks Ali!

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  2. jannatwrites says:

    Those colors are just gorgeous! Most of my life I’ve lived in the desert, and now I live amongst mostly pine trees – neither place puts on such a brilliant autumn show, so photos like this mesmerize me.

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    1. thank you Janna!! it’s always very brief!

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  3. aj vosse says:

    You caught the glory!! 😉

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  4. Norma says:

    Fire! Well done Moon. I really liked it.

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  5. Nic says:

    Beautiful! I love how the painterly effect makes the leaves look like flames. 😀

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    1. thanks so much Nic!!

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  6. Adrian Lewis says:

    Absolutely love both of these images, Cybele – extremely striking! Adrian

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    1. thanks so much Adrian!!

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  7. Peter Nena says:

    I like the fieriness. The “flaminess.”

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    1. yes, autumn can be like that!!

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  8. Glorious, Cybele!

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    1. it was! thanks Naomi!

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  9. katieprior says:

    You set Autumn alight with your gorgeous pictures! 🙂

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    1. it is a lovely time of year!! thanks Katie!

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      1. katieprior says:

        Yes, it is! 🙂

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  10. Mél@nie says:

    SSS = simply stunning and splendid… HL = huge like! ❤ 🙂

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    1. so pleased you like it Melanie!

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  11. DG MARYOGA says:

    And you did catch the glory,dear Cybele!Strikingly manipulated photos,mesmerised by the fiery colours that celebrate the unmatched beauty of the autumnal hues!Loved the second one,can’t take my eyes off 🙂 xxx

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    1. Autumn is so beautiful and so brief with the colours!!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        The trees know how to begin getting ready for winter and then,they rest until rich,spring light awakes them … 🙂

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  12. I’m loving your new setup! Those autumn pictures are amazing! I do miss the changing leaves! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. thanks Linda yes I felt like a change!! like rearranging furniture!! 😀 Glad you noticed!! So you don’t have a real autumn where you are?

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      1. Not like further north. Right now it’s 82F. sigh.. we’re just a few days away from November.

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      2. oh so warm!! it’s chilly wet up here!

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    1. thanks Pam!! they both were so colourful!

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  13. kazg10 says:

    Love the colour and the effects. beautiful Cybele 🙂

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    1. thank you Kaz!! it is a lovely time of year!

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  14. Love it Cybele! The shaping and movement is quite magical indeed 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Sarah- it was blazing!!

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  15. Your post processing certainly gave the images a soft yet strong patina.

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    1. just a tweak and especially in the mist!!! Thank you Sally!

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  16. Love the little blessing you thought as he walked down that gorgeous path. The bottom image is lovely. You have more orange and reds in your Autumn than we do down here.

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    1. it never lasts long but we do have a lot of reds and golds mainly! Thank you Deborah!

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  17. Vibrant and glorious indeed!

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    1. Many thanks Debbie!

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  18. Fall beauty does not need a lot of help – your season looks very warm and colorful.

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    1. it doesn’t last long at all!! Lots of wet mist up here!! Thank you Robert!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous photos. And “glory” is the right word, for sure. 🙂

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    1. all too brief!! thanks Lizzie!!

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  20. Maria F. says:

    Beautiful Cybele, what colors.

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    1. I know and so brief!!! Thank you!

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  21. Great colours and the flames are superb! Love the quote, too!

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    1. yes it just flowed that way!! Thanks so much!!

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    1. it is this time of year!! Thank you!

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  22. sheldonk2014 says:

    Love the quote
    And the image it all works very well
    Just beautiful
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Thanks so much Sheldon!

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