Perspectives on Nature Photography
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I didn’t show you a lot of fall foliage in 2015, so here, belatedly, is an oak leaf I photographed along Rain Creek Parkway on December 6th last year.
© 2015 Steven Schwartzman
Written by Steve Schwartzman
January 27, 2016 at 5:04 AM
Posted in nature photography
Tagged with Austin, autumn, color, leaf, minimalism, oak, orange, Texas, trees
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I love all your macro photos!
January 27, 2016 at 5:24 AM
Thanks for your vote of confidence.
January 27, 2016 at 7:09 AM
Now that is some strong colour. Deserving of the extra vowel.
January 27, 2016 at 5:25 AM
I have a feeling you’ve been reading comments from one of your correspondents in New Zealand or Australia or Hong Kong.
January 27, 2016 at 7:19 AM
There are still Oak leaves hanging on in the snow on some trees where I am. Such a pretty color this one is
January 27, 2016 at 5:46 AM
We still have some oak leaves too. I didn’t see much color from them this past autumn, but the one in the photograph was an exception, and the backlighting was important in bringing out its color.
January 27, 2016 at 7:21 AM
There is so much I appreciate about this picture, Steve, but I’ve said the same things many times before. I feel like you will tire of the comments so I’ll just say it’s a picture that makes me smile and holds my gaze for a long time. Isn’t it a buzz to be able to give pleasure to people from across the globe through your photography? 🙂
January 27, 2016 at 6:14 AM
It is, Jane, and I’ll keep on appreciating your enthusiastic comments in support of nature.
January 27, 2016 at 7:23 AM
Great shot, Steve.
January 27, 2016 at 6:55 AM
You’re probably pretty short on color up there now, Ken. This can be a reminder.
January 27, 2016 at 7:27 AM
I love the texture.
January 27, 2016 at 7:12 AM
The original image, which is much larger than this Internet version, shows a lot more texture.
January 27, 2016 at 7:32 AM
A few age spots, some prominent veins, a crack or two in the structure, splotchy color, a bit nibbled around the edges — and yet it remains beautiful. It’s rather an optimistic image, really.
January 27, 2016 at 7:20 AM
Hey, you’re not supposed to describe the photographer!
January 27, 2016 at 7:33 AM
Actually, I was looking in the mirror. 🙂
January 27, 2016 at 7:38 AM
January 27, 2016 at 7:41 AM
I like to take what I call an “affectionately realistic” view of things.
January 27, 2016 at 7:44 AM
Maybe you’ll start a literary movement called Affectionate Realism, on the model of Magic Realism:
January 27, 2016 at 7:50 AM
I’d probably have trouble with one of the characteristics mentioned: authorial reticence. But I loved this, from the WIki, regarding painting. I think it could apply to photography, too: “In contrast with its use in literature, magic realist art does not often include overtly fantastic or magical content, but rather looks at the mundane through a hyper-realistic and often mysterious lens.” That surely sounds like macro photography to me.
January 28, 2016 at 9:07 AM
Google Image offered up quite a mixed collection when I searched for magic realism art.
January 28, 2016 at 2:32 PM
I thought that was my mirror!
January 28, 2016 at 3:58 AM
It seems that several people have similar mirrors.
January 28, 2016 at 4:05 AM
Have a great day,
January 27, 2016 at 8:14 AM
The same to you in Fredericksburg.
January 27, 2016 at 8:18 AM
Better late than… reminds be of a joke.
January 27, 2016 at 8:54 AM
You got me wondering what ever happened to the Lever Brothers brand that I remember from childhood:
Seems like the brand has been pulled.
January 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Looks like it.
January 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM
Such a wonderful way to start the day. Sharing a bit of something beautiful is a lot like sharing kindness, it is always as good for the giver as it is for those who share the treasure of the gift itself…Have a great day Steve.
January 27, 2016 at 9:11 AM
As the sharer of these pictures, I hope you’re right, Charlie.
January 27, 2016 at 9:49 AM
Una imagen bellísima. Gracias.
Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós
January 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Una hoja un poco roja que se nos antoja.
January 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM
leafs are sooooo beautiful.
January 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM
I certainly get a lot out of them. A photo of leaves leaves a lot to the imagination.
January 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM
Going out in a blaze of glory!
January 28, 2016 at 4:01 AM
Now you’ve reminded me of Blaise Pascal.
January 28, 2016 at 4:15 AM
That seems a natural progression of thought for a mathematician.
January 28, 2016 at 5:39 AM
We even have two familiar choices: an arithmetic progression and a geometric progression.
January 28, 2016 at 5:47 AM
Which would you prefer?
January 28, 2016 at 7:06 AM
The geometric is much more interesting. It replaces addition with the higher-level operation of multiplication.
January 28, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Wow! Love it .. The leaf against the blue is spectacular 😊
January 29, 2016 at 3:12 AM
I like your reaction, Julie.
January 29, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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