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More red and green

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Flameleaf Sumac Turning Colors by Clouds 4159

Christmas day in Austin started out mild, with the temperature in the low 60s, but by night it had dropped to near freezing and the sky had completely clouded over. While things were still pleasant in the morning I went to the Arbor Walk Pond, where I welcomed—or it welcomed me—a stand of prairie flameleaf sumac, Rhus lanceolata, that had kept its leaves on even into the last week of the year but was now on the color curve to losing them.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 3, 18, and the newly added 24 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 26, 2012 at 6:18 AM

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