Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leaves on the water

There's not really much of a story behind today's post; basically, I went out this afternoon and took a bunch of photos of the leaves floating in the pond behind our office. I wish I'd grabbed my polarizing lens, as I think it would have made a nice difference with the reflections in a few of the shots, but it didn't even occur to me to use it until an hour or so later. Ah well. C'est la vie.

I did my best to try a variety of angles, just to keep things from getting too boring:

I know that for the most part the leaves aren't incredibly colorful, but I liked the patterns and textures I saw as I worked my way around the water's edge:

In this last one, I particularly liked how the pine needles looked all clumped together as they floated just beneath the water's surface:


  1. I love these, especially the single leaf and its reflection, and the close-in ones where you can see the water between the leaves. Those remind me of Japanese paper.

  2. The first is absolutely surreal; the second shot is my favorite - it's completely peaceful - my idea of a "happy place."