The mighty oak…leaf

This solitary Tree! a living thing
Produced too slowly ever to decay;
Of form and aspect too magnificent
To be destroyed.

— William Wordsworth, Yardley Oak

[Edit]  I just realized these aren’t oak leaves, they are maple leaves.  Have I forgotten everything??



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12 responses to “The mighty oak…leaf

  1. You weren’t lying…………more leaves! 🙂 Fall makes getting awesome shots so much easier. I love the red.

  2. I read Wordsworth back in college, and I guarantee you it wasn’t as fun as i expected LOL. But this shot is awesome! Such great DOF and great subject matter. BTW, in San Francisco, I don’t know why they locked the garbage bins. I guess it’s a sign that garbage bins are still private property and given that in the city itself, there is a lot of crime going on. So yes, they lock it in probably for that valid reason. =)

  3. I can tell you the oaks here in Wordsworth country are stunning in the autumn sun

  4. Elizabeth

    I love the reds.

  5. What a beautiful photo, love it! And what a beautiful theme for a blog!

  6. Christopher – I warned you more leaves were coming! 😀
    Liang – Thanks! Thanks, too, for answering my locked garbage bins question on your site. Who’da thunk someone might want to steal garbage bins?
    UHDD – One of these years I’m going to visit your country. Your photos make me want to do that more so than before.
    Elizabeth – Thanks, E! I love the reds, too.
    iHanna – Thank you, and thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love comments. 🙂

  7. Kym

    The crispness of focus on that center leaf really grabs my attention right off! Did you use a triipod. I want that kind of look.

  8. Kym, you’d laugh if you saw how I took that photo. No tripod. Me on my tiptoes with my arms raised above my head, kind of point in the general direction that I wanted, press to auto focus and then take the shot. Usually I end up tossing 2/3 of the shots when I do that, but I got really lucky this time and have mostly usable shots.

  9. Kym

    That’s how I take a lot of photos, too! I’m always surprised when something comes out. I feel a little lacking in professionalism but it works well enough for me. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one!

  10. Brilliant reds. The sunlight served well as a natural backlighting for this photo.

  11. BoB

    amazing warm colours, I like the composition and dof.

  12. wonderful – I’m not bored yet 🙂