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Texas red oak, too

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In the same place at the edge of a road in my neighborhood where I photographed the lone Virginia creeper leaf you saw the other day, I found this Texas red oak, Quercus buckleyi, turning similarly warm and bright colors. For whatever reason, the groundskeepers for the adjacent apartments have left this little embankment mostly alone, so I’ve been able to take pictures here year after year. Let’s hope the benign neglect continues.

To take this photograph I crouched down and aimed mostly upwards. (Because there was a grape vine between the red oak and me, it’s necessarily included here.) While we’re talking about photographic craft, I’ll add that points 3 and 12 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM

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