Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leaves


This fall we decided to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the season right down to the individual leaves.  Here are some of my recent photos, for the most part unedited, except to resize for the web.  Some are favorites because of the lighting, others for the setting, colors, or other unique features.  Leaves are like fingerprints ... similar, yet different ... sometimes in tiny ways.  The more I focused on individual leaves, the more awe I felt for the power of the universe that creates these small slices of our world.  Hope you enjoy, appreciate your kind comments, and thanks for stopping by John's Island.


One so different


Fresh, yet old



Some, of what used to be all, remains






Layers of deterioration


Effect on evaporation

Like highways:  veins lead to petiole.  Did you know "petiole"?

Ablaze

Liked the arrangement here and in the next few.



In all photos, the leaves are as I found them.



Rainbow of leaves














Note the "blade"



Amazing RANGE of colors




Liked the shadow



Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

  1. John - these are simply beautiful. I too love to look at individual leaves or patterns of leaves and so enjoy the beginnings of fall. Most or ours are on the ground now, and when it stops raining, I'll get out and rake them up into huge piles to protect the garden beds... but in the meantime I needed to tell you how beautiful your photographs are. Such a delight.

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  2. GORGEOUS!!!! I love how you can find such unique beauty,just by taking the time to look.

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  3. thank you for sharing the beauty of the season. the color and light and texture is beautiful.

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  4. I love fall! My favorite time of the year!

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  5. Really beautiful leaf shots. But, I must say, that the first is my favorite.

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  6. John, you certainly have a great eye for capturing the beauty of autumn! Outstanding color, detail, lighting and texture in these stunning images. I love the fall season because of the gorgeous leaf colors and migrating birds. I only wish it lasted a bit long so we could enjoy the brilliant colors. Gorgeous post!

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  7. Ah John .... you must know by now that leaves have a special place in my heart! These are wonderful!!!

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