Monday, October 24, 2011

Black Walnut

Many years ago I managed to snap a photo of this magnificent tree in my back yard - the leaves were gold, the sky was a beautiful blue - a perfect shot.  My father asked for the print, and I happily gave it to him.  Every year I try again to recapture that image, without success.  The leaves are never as deep a gold, the sky never that azure blue.  I treasure the memory that my father liked it so much that he asked for the copy, and kick myself for not getting another copy printed while I could still find the negatives. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foggy morning

I woke up early to go to the bathroom and discovered this on my way

Japanese Maple

I managed to snap some lovely photographs this weekend, but not much in the way of fall colours.  It seems like the unseasonable warm spell has postponed the leaf changes.  Here is a Japanese Maple leaf from the spring.  I used Kim's "Dusty Rose" and "Thursday" textures and boosted the saturation.