“Final Traces”

“Final Traces”

“Winter’s parting left us traces of its touch; a bit of snow, a hint of frost, and cool breezes, as if someone had left a door open.”
– Ed Lehming

I wanted to revisit my beloved beech trees one last time before they wither into spring. Here, a closer look at the beautiful structure of the leaves, dusted in snow, from this past weekend’s unexpected dumping.

The brightness of the pure white snow almost enhances the golden glow of the leaves clinging to a single branch.

Many times I find myself spending particular attention to these leaves, always looking for the best angle to photograph them from, as light and background play a large part in the final composition. In this case, I used a moderate aperture setting to ensure the entire leaf was in focus while softening the background details, comprised mostly of snow-covered branches.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200

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5 thoughts on ““Final Traces”

  1. johnhadden

    Lovely shot Ed. Beech leaves in the winter forest are lovely. I particularly like it when they start to bleach out and become what I call “ghost leaves”.

    Reply
    1. Ed Lehming Photography Post author

      True. I posted about that very thing a few years back and called it “Diaphanous”. Funny thing is, that they seem to go from ‘ghost’ to gone in mere days. Isn’t nature amazing?

      Reply

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