The Last Leaves Falling by Kirsten Bruening

Every November, when the last leaves have fallen, there is something painful, something melancholy about the summer long ago. At the same time we experience the beauty of the barren winter landscape, the clear and cold air. The first snowflakes, the joy of long and cosy winter evenings. The cycle of nature is always the same, trees lose their leaves in autumn and awaken to new life in spring.

Nikon Z7 | Exposure 1/50sec @ f/4.5 | Focal Length 69mm | ISO 640

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
May 6, 2020



Value 12
Clarity 11.5
Composition 17
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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