Sunday, November 25, 2007

Last of the Autumn Leaves


The very last of the leaves are falling. This one, a silver linden (Tilia tomentosa) from Pam and Phil's yard, was rather unusual in its beauty.

5 comments:

Mom said...

That is beautiful- can you press it & frame it? Is there a way to preserve the colors?

gaz said...

that's one funky leaf, trying to be everything at once.
excellent photo.

Scott said...

Mom, the colors won't last, and the leaf is already fading to a dull brownish. I think the best way of preserving it is on the blog.

Gaz, thanks. I couldn't put the leaf down when I'd found it. Interestingly enough, it's not a photo, but actually a photogram. I used my flatbed scanner with the lid open. The even lighting, the dark background, and the shallow depth of field make the picture really cool. If I was a bit more inspired, I would have done a collage of a bunch of leaves, but I just wanted to highlight this on.

Adolfo said...

good eye Scott! keep up your photographic talent!

Phil said...

I looked at the photo. The picture really is beautiful. I'm not sure what type of tree it came from. I would be very surprised if it was from the Silver Linden. Typically, the leaves change color from green to yellow. It may have come from the "Harry Lauder's Walking Stick" (Corylus avellana 'Contorta'), but again, these leaves usually go from green to yellow.
Phil

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