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Poem-Photograph of a Beautiful Autumn Morning-Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt-Week 33-Photograph

I love poetry. I am a voracious reader and am passionate about writing. I have recently started my foray into poetry.

The beautiful colors of Autumn

The beautiful colors of Autumn

Word Prompts Help Creativity-Week 33-Photograph

Brenda’s Word Prompt for week 33 was ‘Photograph’. My muse struggled with this word prompt this week. Then while glancing through some pictures in my phone, I came across some photos that we had shot recently during our trail walk. As we enjoyed the beauty of the fall with its burst of colors, we shot pictures of beautiful nature and then came home and printed them and made a scrap book with them. My granddaughter enjoyed this activity which also kept her away from screens, which she is so fond of. It was a fun activity for her and for me a chance to bond with her more.

I think a photograph, of whatever it might be - a landscape, a person - requires personal involvement. That means knowing your subject, not just snapping at what's in front of you.

— Frans Lanting

Nature Photography

I loved spending time in nature ever since I was a child. I have admired nature photography and the photographers who go deep into forests in their creative pursuit, unmindful of the lurking dangers there. These photographers seem to have their own unique view of the world and capture some intricate moments in nature that we normally miss seeing.

The beauty of nature during autumn inspires us to click photographs. We could make an album of these photographs and when we feel low, we can just take out the album and glance through it. A sure way to drive the blues away.

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.

— Robert Frank

My husband is an avid nature photographer. I remember the times we went on vacations; his camera was a compulsory accompaniment. He would be busy clicking more pictures of landscapes and nature’s wonders than of us. Our old albums are filled with such photographs. These photographs make us see the beauty of the world in a different way. And in the past two years, being stuck at home due to the pandemic, with no chance of a vacation of any sort, I would often spend time looking at these pictures and feel calmer and happier. That is when I realized how relaxing and rejuvenating it can be to just view nature photography.

Summary of the Poem

This poem is about a day when we went on a trail walk recently. The cool air reminded us that winter was near. But the sun cast it’s comforting glow, creating a cheerful atmosphere. My granddaughter was very excited to see the beautiful colors of the leaves and we clicked as many pictures as we could that day. Later we printed them and made an album of the photographs. She loves seeing her photos and makes stories out of them.

It was wonderful to capture the beauty of fall in the pictures. The little one was very enthusiastic and thrilled with this activity. Moreover, it was a perfect distraction for her from watching TV or the iPad which otherwise she would have indulged in. This poem combines the beauty of autumn, the benefit spending quality time with our kids and grandkids amidst nature, clicking photographs and making albums of them.

Poem-Photograph of a Beautiful Autumn Morning

On a beautiful autumn morning we went for a Trail walk

With my little girl along, I got engrossed in her sweet talk

The nip in the air reminded us that winter was near

We soaked in the sunshine as we welcomed the fall.


We clicked pictures of the beautiful trees

With leaves that had changed their color

From green to orange, red and yellow

Our furry friend that day was the happiest fellow.

The autumn sunset was a real sight to see

A dance of colors in the canvas of the sky and sea

A scene so spectacular it made us want to cry

What a wonderous sunset, Oh what a sky.


As we printed the pictures one by one

We made stories of them and had such fun

We put them all in a new scrap book

For her mom and dad to have a good look.

A trail walk so enchanting we can never forget

With photographs, and a scrapbook project

There is so much to enjoy in nature

And keep the little ones away from screens.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

— Dorothea Lange

Photograph-An Acrostic Poem

Photographs of nature

Have the ability to convey

Of the wonders of creation

To admire and to revere

Often not seen by us

Grandeur of the autumn

Refreshing and rejuvenating

Amidst the sunset glow

Promise of a bright tomorrow with

Happiness, peace and love.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 14, 2021:

Thanks Peggy. I appreciate your encouraging comments. I agree with you, photographs can bring back memories of the time spent with the family for years to come. I am glad you liked my response. Have a great day and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 14, 2021:

Thanks Flourish for the visit and nice comments. l am glad my article brought back memories of your childhood with your parents. Those memories are precious. Have a great day and stay blessed.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 14, 2021:

This was a lovely poem highlighting a valuable way of sharing together time. It reminded me of spending time with my father and mother as a young child. Sometimes we would collect leaves and when we returned my mother would iron them between sheets of waxed paper with the kids.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 13, 2021:

What a beautiful way to spend time with your family! Those photographs will bring back memories of those times spent walking in the woods for many years. Your photos are so pretty!

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 13, 2021:

Hi Rosina, so good to see you. Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. I am glad you liked my response. Fall is a very good time for photography. There's so much color around. Nature at it's best. Trial walks at this time are very enjoyable. Have a great day and stay blessed.

Rosina S Khan on October 13, 2021:

A lovely response to Brenda's word prompt. I love the way you highlighted autumn photos taken during your trail walk with your granddaughter and later went on to print them and make a scrapbook with her. The poem very much portrays these activities. I liked the acrostic poem as well. Thanks for sharing, Vidya.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Thanks John for the kind comments. Much appreciated. Yes children otherwise tend to get addicted to screens, nowadays. So this walk and the activity of creating a scrap book of the photos was a welcome change for my granddaughter. She and our furry friend thoroughly enjoyed the trial walk. I am glad you liked my response John. Have a great week ahead and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Dear Brenda, thanks for the kind comments. I am glad you liked my response. Both my granddaughter and my furry friend love the outdoors as much as I do Fall is a good season to click pictures and make albums or scrap books. We can always look at these pictures and be happy later. In the winter that follows, we can hardly go out. So we try to make the most of this weather and enjoy our trial walks. Nature has a way of soothing and calming us. Nature walks really help to refresh and rejuvenate. Have a great week and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Dear Pamela, your generous comments made my day. Fall is a good season to be outdoors and enjoy the vibrant colors of nature. A good time for some great clicks. It is refreshing after a hot summer and rejuvenating too. My granddaughter also loves these walks. I am glad you liked my response to Brenda's word prompt. Have a great week and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Thanks Bill for the visit and kind comments. Much appreciated. Yes I do love the Autumn season. Nature at it's colorful best and the cool air inspire creativity. I am glad you liked my response. Have a great week, my friend, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Thanks Chitrangada for the visit and kind comments. I have always loved nature and nature photography. Fall is a great season to click some beautiful pictures. I am glad you liked my response. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 12, 2021:

Beautiful response to the word prompt, photograph.

I liked your well expressed poem, and how you were inspired by the fall photos.

Nature provides the ultimate inspiration, like nothing else. Love your reference to your grandchild.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. Have a wonderful day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 12, 2021:

Very lovely photos; very lovely poetry. Your love of Autumn shines through here, my friend.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 12, 2021:

This is an awesome response to Brenda's prompt, Vidya. First, your granddaughter is adorable. I loved everything in this article. Your poem is good as are your beautiful pictures.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the fall colors, and I love nature as you do. This walk with your family is a beautiful memory, and I am glad you shared it with all of us. Keep smiling, Vidya!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 12, 2021:

Vidya

There is something about nature that is so relaxing.

I imagine just looking through your old photos does help you to feel calmer.

I love the pictures from your walk with your grandaughter.

She's a cutie and looks like she was enjoying herself too.

In "Poem-Photograph of a Beautiful Autumn Morning" you paint us a beautiful picture of a walk you shared with your granddaughter and your furry friend.

He does look happy too!

You tell us how you welcomed Autumn & snapped pictures along the way to make a scrapbook.

What a lovely day to spend together.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

In "Photograph-An Acrostic Poem" you tell us how taking pictures of nature often show us a view we don't often see.

It's a creation of beauty that fills us with Peace, Love, and happiness offering us a promise of a bright tomorrow.

Great write.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 12, 2021:

Vidya, you wrote a wonderful response for this prompt. The photos of nature and your family are wonderful. I am forever in awe of the beauty of nature, especially in Autumn and you captured it all so well. Engaging your granddaughter in making a scrapbook album with them was a great idea too.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Thanks Rozlin for the kind comments. Much appreciated. The fall season has just started here. Leaves on trees have changed color and it is a wonderful sight to see. I love the trial walks with my daughter and granddaughter and taking pictures of nature in all its glory. Have a great week ahead and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Thanks Liz. I appreciate your kind comments. The beautiful pictures of fall in my phone inspired me with this theme for my poem. I am glad you like it. stay blessed, have a great day.

Rozlin from UAE on October 12, 2021:

Lovely response to Brenda's prompt. I enjoyed reading and loved your photos too. Vidya, autumn looks really beautiful. As I stay in UAE, I have never experienced autumn. But your autumn are really very beautiful. Thank you for sharing pics and the time you spent with your kids and grandkid. Nice to see them as well. Take care.

Blessings and Much Love!

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on October 12, 2021:

Response to Brenda's word prompt, week 33-Photograph

Liz Westwood from UK on October 12, 2021:

I really enjoyed this seasonal poem and the way that you cleverly captured the scene through your words. You have made full use of the aceostic's potential too.

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