Let’s end to work week with a close-up of autumn at the Japanese Garden. The fall colors were not at their peak, but there were patches of red throughout the garden. I found a tree that was at it’s peak and had a lot of fun moving around it making close-ups of different arrangements. Then I saw this.
Imagine my delight at seeing the way the sunlight fell on the two leaves that hadn’t completely turned red, yet they were surrounded by red leaves. Sure, I could have made a photo filled with red leaves, but the natural lighting here was really what got to me. Because I used a short depth of field, the blurry leaves create a frame around the gently lit leaves in the center.
It may not be the peak time for autumn colors, but go and enjoy anyway.
The Japanese Garden is spectacular to see when it’s in full autumn regalia. I debated about going there with my photography group, because I had heard that the leaves hadn’t turned yet. I decided to go because the garden is a quiet, meditative place, not matter the time of year. As it turned out, it was well worth it. Not only did I experience a peaceful walk, I was able to capture a glimpse of autumn.
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