Single Leaf

_DS82031The beauty of Autumn, or Fall, is visible wherever we look right now in the Northern Hemisphere. In the swathes of woodland and forest, and the leaf litter carpeting the ground But it’s when we narrow our focus and view just a single leaf that we can be most aware of the beauty of this season and the ultimately futile battle that each individual leaf fights in its determination to cling to life.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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20 Responses to Single Leaf

  1. oneowner says:

    Sometimes I feel sorry for those that live in an area without a lot of deciduous trees. They miss out on sights like this.

  2. Lisa Gordon says:

    Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful.

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    It must be a beautiful time of the year for you now. Enjoy it. 🙂

  4. Such awesome colours captured in this photo. Autumn is a beautiful season.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thank you Otto. One of the joys of Autumn is that all the colours don’t come at once. There is still plenty of green out there at the moment, and that makes these strong vibrant colours all that more surprising and dominant when they are found.

      • I think there is more green than usual for this time of year in most places in the Northern Hemisphere. I presume it’s the same in Great Britain?

        • LensScaper says:

          The season is strange this year. Some trees dropped their leaves very early – withered and dead rather than bronzed with autumn. Others are following their natural cycle, and others have so far failed to recognize the onset of autumn and remain stubbornly green. I suspect that these discrepancies are the result of trees have varying abilities to cope with the vagaries of the english climate! We had a very dry and warm September.

  5. shoreacres says:

    Your leaf is a reminder that we too easily dismiss autumn as the season of red, yellow and orange. Sometimes, if we’re feeling especially descriptive, we’ll throw in rust. But autumn also is magenta, burgundy, gold, sienna, ochre. Even a single leaf, like this one, can contain a range of vibrant color.

  6. seekraz says:

    Proper words for the image, Andy. Well done.

  7. Chillbrook says:

    Super shot Andy. I really like your description of the leaves hanging on to life.. very poignant.

  8. Very nice – we don’t have a colorful autumn in this part of Texas, so I have to say I am envious of your getting to see, and shoot, leaves like this one.

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