“Love may wither; It may wrinkle; It may fade; In the end; It will bloom again”
― S. O’Sade
Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 13 of 2017.
Oh, what a difference a few months under the snow can make. I recall autumn walks, with forests radiant in tones of gold and copper, bright splashes of red and orange warming my spirit. Here’s the forest floor now, emerging as a flattened mat of dry, dull leaves, muted tones of orange and yellow.
Despite the washed out colours, I still found the texture fascinating and if you look closely, some faint vestiges of the former brightness still shines through. It was tempting to push the saturation up, but that simply changed the feel of the image, and the ‘feel’ is so important to me when I make my photographs.
One final observation: because the snow buried and compressed the leaves so tightly, I can see very little mould or mildew, but I expect a few days of rain and warmer temperatures will soon get that natural process under way and the new growth, now warming under this organic blanket, will soon burst forth leaving this scene as a distant memory.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/950 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20