Four Seasons 2022 Autumn Prelude


Autumn

“Autumn, also known as fall in American English and Canadian English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Outside the tropics, autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably.”

In my own words, I love watching the colours of the leaves change. Every year I’m fascinated as week by week different trees start the transition from green to yellow, orange, and red. My favourite Autumn photo from this past Autumn got promoted to this year’s inaugural master collection. I won’t be revealing those extra special 13 photographs until the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale is underway.

In the lead up to the BIFB2021 I’ll be releasing an NFT a day. I decided to release them using the Enjin Jumpnet Network due to it’s free transactions and negative carbon blockchain.

There isn’t enough wall space to print all the photographs for my upcoming exhibition. I haven’t decided yet which ones I will print, so if in the coming days you fall in love with one let me know. It could be an interesting exercise to allow you to curate my exhibition. The calendars and limited edition prints will go on sale once the exhibition has been installed. If you want to secure your favourite before then buy the NFT which comes with a copy of the physical photograph. I released the below image across my social media platforms earlier today.

I’d love to show you all the Autumn ones in this post but that would spoil the fun over the next 2 weeks. I don’t want to leave you without anything though so let’s see how close your imagination can get based on these descriptions.

  • The front cover – A single leaf pierced through by the naked branch. The background a blur of green thrusting your eyes back to the solitary leaf a it’s vibrant colour front and center.
  • January – A crisp Autumn morning as lights from a passing boat try to steal the show from the yellow hues on the horizon. Wisps of pink fairy floss (cotton candy) are smeared across the early morning blue sky.
  • February – Two signets in the sand. Their colouring a blend of the red brick wall next to them and the sand beneath their feet. The shadow of a watchful parent puts one of them half in shade.
  • March – A Gull. A Pacific gull. A close up.
  • April – Follow the leader. People are a rare sight in my four seasons range. These University students enjoying an escape from Melbourne in all their different colours on the water bring me too much joy to not include.
  • May – A very special location where the autumn leaves rival the number of blades of grass. Rusting memories of years gone by accentuating the colour palette of the bed of autumn leaves.
  • June – I love signets. I’m not that fond of Black Swans but I love them when they have just hatched and are all fluffy. Shooting them in black and white has me falling in love with them even more than seeing them in colour.
  • July – A cloudless bright blue sky paints the backdrop for our sulphur-crested cockatoo sitting alone in the gum tree.
  • August – Taking photographs while walking in the bush and breathing in clean air is relaxing. Finding a baby koala among all the adults elevates the day to another level.
  • September – How much more Australian can you get than a Kookaburra in a gumtree? A photograph can’t capture the smell of the gumleaves or the sound of the Kookaburra. Missing out on them means you also miss out on the mosquitos that can make taking photographs a challenge.
  • October – I want to go back to this location so badly. Where is it? At the end of Marshmallow Farmer road. I never knew this very special spot crafted by nature existed.
  • November – One of the most technically challenging photographs in the entire series. Trying to focus on a leaf blowing in the breeze. It was a sweet feeling of accomplishment when I finally succeeded.
  • December – Another rare sighting of a human in the four seasons range. These ones are silhouetted against the orange horizon as another day draws to a close. Did they catch fish for their dinner?

It’s sad that so many beautiful photographs from this past Autumn didn’t make the cut but that is all part of being an artist. I pray the 13 I chose to bring some extra joy into your life.

Now I’ve got two bonus offers for you while stocks last. Anyone paying for an NFT or a Limited Edition of Four Print will get a complimentary copy of the limited edition of 12 2022 calendar that the photograph is featured in. This offer is only valid while the stock of the calendars lasts. Once they are sold out, the offer is null and voided.

Thanks to Eagle Point Cottages in Gippsland everyone who pays for an NFT or limited edition print from the 2022 Four Seasons Range before the 31st October 2021, will be placed into a draw for two nights off peak for two people valued at $320.

$5 from each Limited Edition Four Seasons 2022 Calendar & $50 from each Limited Edition Four Seasons 2022 NFT or Print will be donated to the Sanghaya Foundation. These donations will help fund microfinance loans for women rescued from human trafficking so they can run their own businesses.

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