Honoring the fallen (Leaves)
I hope no one takes offense at my title for this post, as the son of some one who served in the Air Force, and the brother of a retired Airman, I don’t mean to make light of the sacrifices members of the armed services have made. This post is photos of fallen leaves. “Why?”, you may ask. Well, we’ve had two weeks of crappy weather as far as photography is concerned. There has been a cut-off low over Michigan for what seems like forever, with cloudy skies most of the time, and rain showers on and off the entire time. I can’t remember the last day it was that I got in an entire hike without getting rained on at least a little. That, and it is still early in the fall for the peak of the fall foliage.
This is also a post that I am going to whip out while I still have Internet access at home. Sunday, October 3rd is the last day of my poor Verizon Wireless Internet Access, I refuse to pay $60 per month for slow, unreliable service. So I am going to do several posts now, save them as drafts, then publish them when I get to a wi-fi hotspot from time to time.
Here goes, the pictures are self-explanatory, mostly fallen maple leaves that I found on the ground that were too colorful to pass by without capturing their beauty.
You can see that many of the leaves were wet from all the rainy days we’ve had. We didn’t get a lot of rain as far as the overall amount, but it rained lightly on and off for almost two full weeks. At least the creeks and ponds are filling up a little.
I know, they’re not great photos, but this is the type of weather we’ve been having around here.
A small hole opened up in the clouds, just enough to make that shot possible. But, back to the fallen, even the maple seeds are getting into the act.
Sometimes I took “group” shots.
And finally, my favorite one.
It’s hard to believe that nature can pack that many colors into one lone leaf! To prove that I could play with digital image manipulation like most photographers, I did this to it.
I much prefer the subtle, delicate beauty of the real thing, and I’ll have more to say about that in some upcoming posts.
As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog!