March 5, 2010 – Fallen Leaf

Fallen leaf

Fallen leaf

Friday, March 5, 2010

And just like that, another week comes to a close. It’s funny, until my Olympic special last week, I hadn’t felt any particular urge to use any Vancouver/Whistler shots for awhile. But now that I promised not to use ANY Vancouver/Whistler shots this week, those are suddenly the only ones I can think of. Seriously, the first three pictures I wanted to use for today were all ineligible. Sigh.

Fortunately, I was able to find something to work with today. I stumbled on this leaf about a month ago. I was fairly surprised actually, for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s a really pretty leaf. It was an odd color, that kid of sandy brown, and it was kind of translucent. There were several of them lying around, and they all looked super fragile, like tissue paper, but they were surprisingly resilient. Next, it was.. umm.. February. Clearly the leaf had just recently fallen, it was quite fresh. It didn’t fall, get buried with snow, and then become exposed as the snow melted. (As you can tell, it was pretty warm – the snow was definitely more slushy than powdery – this was at a pretty low elevation on the eastern side of the Cascades, on a pretty warm sunny day, which was itself part of a fairly long streak of warm sunny days.) But, why would the leaf hold on all through the winter, just to ingloriously drop on a random sunny February day? Don’t know. But I’ll happily take a picture of it.

Have a great weekend!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 200. Focal length: 50mm.

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One Comment

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    Tamea Burd March 30, 2010

    Amazing shot. Simple perfection!

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