The Grass is Always Browner

November 20, 2013  •  3 Comments
Fall Walk 11_20 0003-EditFall Walk 11_20 0003-EditFall Walk - Potomac Green Path Fall Walk 11_20 0011-EditFall Walk 11_20 0011-EditFall Walk - Potomac Green Path

Today I wanted to just get out and take some photos but had no particular image in mind. I have learned that if I just set out with my camera, pictures will emerge. I did decide ahead of time that I wanted some images with sharpness and some with a shallow depth of field, and chose my lens accordingly. In the fall leaves are a profusion of eye candy and yield pleasure when consumed either individually or in large landscape bunches. The above leaves were just outside the garage door. This late in the fall season colorful leaves become rarer and represent the last gasp of  the profundity of summer. It is in the browns of fall that I find the wonderful and promising fecundity of the distant spring. As I walked in a nearby wetland and looked closely I was almost overwhelmed by the numerous seed heads atop the various plants and grasses. Even the cattails had suddenly gone from dark brown tubes to cottony cylinders. I cannot identify the plant on the right but rest assured the next generation will arise, judging by the number of seeds. Olympus OMD E-M5, Leica Summilux 25mm/1.4. Left image - f5, 1/80s, ISO 1250; Right image - f1.8/1/4000s, ISO 200.


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Barb Wendt(non-registered)
I like the jewel tones of the leaves. The lines of the green leaves surrounding the red leaf draw you into the image!
Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
Interesting thought process, David. You always give us surprises to think about on your daily walks. Now we await the snowflake!
Edie Sundby(non-registered)
Both are lovely - impossible to choose a favorite. The leaves are jewel tones; the seed pod a jewel. To see and capture such beauty just outside your garage door is a gift. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
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