Autumn- A Feast for the Senses

The crisp chill in the air, the aroma of hot apple cider, an explosion of color throughout nature, the sounds of children frolicking in leaf piles; these are “images” that are plentiful this time of the year. Autumn is a time of transition from the long hot days of summer toward the colder, shorter days of winter when the sun seems to illuminate a whole new world.  It is also an opportune time to engage all of  the senses in order to savor the richness of life during seasonal change. Can you express the smell of cinnamon with your camera?  How would you capture a child’s voice? Or the savory taste of pumpkin pie? How creative can you be? Finally, are you up for the challenge?


October’s assignment is to bring to life the magical atmosphere of fall while attempting to convey as many sensory experiences as you can such as sight, touch, smell, taste or sound. Choose and submit three of your favorite images from your collection. Have fun!

Please answer the following questions:

1. Beyond “seeing” the scene, what other senses did you attempt to bring to your images?

2. What was the most challenging experience of this exercise?

3. Which of your images submitted is your favorite and why?

Submitting images:

Please send all submissions to Please submit only three images for this assignment. All images should be in jpeg format with a maximum resolution on the longest side of your image at 600px.


October 15, 2010

Submitted images will appear in an online gallery on Paper Airplanes, RMSP’s blog on October 22nd, 2010. All images will be used in the online gallery for this specific assignment only and will be copyrighted to the photographer. An email confirmation that your submission was received will be sent by October 20th.  If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact

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