Saturday, 16 October 2010

Day 278: Love Autumn

I found this leaf in a garden centre and failed completely to check what tree it was from.  I love it though.  It is a beautiful shape and size (fits in the palm of my hand) and the colours are fantastic.  They make me think of liquid gold blood running through veins, or volcanoes, or fire - all sorts of wonderfully bright and colourful things.  I would love to preserve it but we shall see how that goes!  I am quite pleased with this picture - I had a battle on my hands getting the white balance and brightness as natural as possible as the camera insisted on making things either way too red or way too blue.  Eventually I hit on this and I'm not entirely sure what exposure, etc, I ended up with but it works.  I have to say I think there was luck in there too because what little sunlight there was left hit it just right.

1 comment:

  1. You make us look at the little things and see their beauty.