What a pleasure to embrace the brisk weather and shifting seasons by flipping through the yellow, red and orange of this month’s submissions. There are many beautiful images here and, as always, we had a hard time narrowing down winners. So take the plunge into this pile of leaves and tell us in the comments which are your favorites. We’re off to sip hot apple cider, wear slippers, and read books on the couch.
Autumn Cover Contest: The Winner!
By Jean Tuttle
A nice bright composition by an artist with a distinctive style. It captures the pleasure of fall in the city. An encounter with the urban wildlife makes us all feel a little bit more connected with nature.
Autumn Cover Contest: Runner-Up #1
By Michael Glenwood
Leaves leaves leaves. This bold composition makes good use of the maddening feeling of trying to control those wispy little things.
Autumn Cover Contest: Runner-Up #2
By Carolyn Vibbert
A very pretty rendering of a traditional New Yorker cover.
Autumn Cover Contest: Runner-Up #4
By Klaas Verplancke
What we liked about this image is seeing naked people? No, not just that. It captures the feeling of being naked and vulnerable that so often creeps up in the fall, while still making you laugh.
Autumn Cover Contest: Runner-Up #12
By André Slob
Preserving leaves into books is a nice metaphor for time passing and memories. We appreciated that the artist used a cut-paper approach for this idea.