Monday, 2 July 2007

The Autumn Spirit [Maple Leaves]

Maple Leaves on Grass
We're midway through Winter here in Australia, so most of our trees have lost their leaves. But one of the Maple Trees we have on our 1.5 acre property was planted out of season, so it's only dropping it's leaves now, at the start of July. This is a photo of one of the Maple tree's leaves, with an array of other leaves on the grass in the background. This particular picture looks quite impressive when viewed full-screen - you can click on the picture or the text below it to view the full-size photo.

This picture, like the popular "She sells Sea Shells" photo, makes effective use of the tilting method. In this method, a photo is deliberately taken at an angle to the ground or horizon, usually about 45 degrees. This creates an interesting effect which is used a lot in modern graphics work.

The other striking feature of this photo is the way the single leaf in the foreground stands out in vibrant simplicity from the background of grass and leaves. Again, this mix of repetition & contrast combined with the emphatic regions of shadow, creates a harmonious whole with a uniquely undefinable flavour.

This photo was taken with the Kodak C330 camera.

Related Photos:
She sells Sea Shells (Sea Shell on the beach)
To Stand Out from the Crowd [Red and Green Asparagus vine berries]


  1. I miss autumn.

    Nice pic, David.

  2. Yes, I'm looking forward to that nice, relatively mild season too.


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