End of Summer by Kirsten Bruening

September 22th marks the first day of fall, which sadly and subsequently, marks the official ending of summer. Summer is a season that represents youth, carefree attitudes, beauty, and free spirited living. So when it’s time to say good bye to summer, it can always feel a little sad. The first flower begins to lose their petals, the sun stands lower and there is a soft light early in the morning. And yet we should look forward to autumn and winter, like Albert Camus said, “In the deep of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Nikon D800 with Sigma 50mm | Exposure 1/80sec @ f/4.5 | Focal Length 50mm | ISO 200

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
December 10, 2019



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12.5
Skill 12

Award Category
Close-Up Photography

Photograph Location
Cologne, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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