“Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life.”
― Linda Rawson
I’ve been meaning to share this photo for a few weeks now. It was made back in December, when I was playing with some saved fall leaves. You see, back in October I came across many of these ‘undecided’ poplar leaves, half green and half yellow. I started referring to them as lemon-lime leaves. I honestly can’t recall ever seeing this before, though there seems to be a lot of things I did not observe before my more deliberate photo-ventures into the forest.
The colour difference made them interesting to me, so I collected a bunch with the intention of documenting them in the studio. Well, I finally got around to the photos and now, processing them to share. I find them interesting to look at. There is so much detail, I could lose myself in them, a bit like the Georgia O’Keeffe quote I’ve used before. The closer you look at something, the more it becomes your word, and nature has so many worlds to lose yourself in. So, I find myself toggling back and forth between the near and the far, landscape and macro, since I enjoy them both equally. Between long hikes in the winter forests and the warmth of the studio, I’m quite satisfied either way and there are several other leaves in my collection which I’m hoping to get to soon.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1 sec, f/25, ISO 200