Autumn, Close Up

The challenge this week from the Lens Artists is about filling the frame. Patti encourages us to get close enough to our subject to really see the details. This is something I’ve always tended to do, so I love this challenge!

The fall colors are just starting to appear now where I live. These are pictures I took last year, after fall really got going. I wasn’t tempted by panoramas of hillsides washed with color. Instead, I got up close and personal with autumn’s beauty.

Closeup of a cluster of bright red/orange maple leavesCloseup of bright red maple leaves, lookind down on a yard strewn with fallen leavesBright red berries dangling from branchesPosted in response to Lens-Artists #66: Filling the Frame, with thanks to Patti for posting this week’s challenge.

Wet Leaves

Too wet to rake. But I was intrigued by the carpet of leaves on the lawn under the ash tree, and crouched down to take this closeup of grass and leaves twined together. We often see autumn colors splashed across the hillsides or artfully arranged in harvest centerpieces, but not so often up close like this. Today it’s drier and hubby has gathered all the leaves into bags at the curb, so our lawn presents a much more acceptable suburban appearance. Still, I’m glad I have this image of how nature spread everything out.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Scale