Sunlight filtered through beech leaves in the Forêt de Fontainebleau, in summer green and autumn bronze.  The Japanese word for this phenomenon, komorebi,  has been the subject of much discussion since it was included in a list of Untranslatable Words, illustrated by Ella Sanders on the Maptia blog.

The forest of Fontainebleau, a short train ride from Paris, is a varied mix of broadleaved trees and conifers.  On a bright autumn day with blue sky and low sun, the patterns and quality of light and shade were as varied as the forest itself. Here’s sunlight striped by the trunks of a stand of young pine trees and spotlighting bracken on the forest floor.  I don’t have special words to describe these different effects but perhaps the photos can give a hint of them.

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