In early August there’s a rapid change in the light here in Germany. Until then there’s a feeling of summer. The days are long and the light has a clean quality. Then over two weeks the days become rapidly shorter. This doesn’t seem to happen gradually but surprisingly sudden. It’s as if the Earth tilts and with that the light takes on a new quality. Now, well into September, we’re getting the autumn light and the quality is softer, warmer and in a way cosier then just five weeks ago.
I love the painterly quality this gives the landscape. Together with the fog that now seems to be around most mornings, the warmer light creates a very intimate atmosphere. It’s as if you could touch the light, as if it’s organic and should have some haptic.
Of course it doesn’t have that. Nevertheless, the light now gives the landscape texture that in summer is rarely there.