Remains Of Decay

Remains Of Decay

Remains Of Decay


Go back to my roots
Returning to Mother Earth
Remains of decay

This leaf is one of the many, fallen from the sycamore in our communal gardens. I love collecting the leaves from this tree to create macro studies from. I usually keep them all in colour, enjoying the vibrancy and richness of the many tones. This particular leaf really lent itself to a monotone study though. It’s my entry for this week’s Fotospeed challenge. Good luck to everyone taking part!




Daily Prompt: Sad But True

Photographers, artists, poets: show us HARSH.

There are lots of times that a photographer needs to avoid harsh lighting but sometimes it’s exactly what’s needed!

This little leaf is only about 2cm long but a bright light brings out its finer details.


My main image has the leaf lit by one light source at an angle and the second image has the leaf completely backlit.

Even with a harsh light source, I think it’s true that there’s still a softness to this sadly, fallen leaf.


Taste Of Autumn: Substance

Taste Of Autumn: Substance

Wordless Wednesday: The Substance of Autumn


Taste Of Autumn: Lines And Patterns

Taste Of Autumn: Lines And Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

This week’s challenge lends itself perfectly to the colour and veins in a macro of an autumnal leaf.

I love seeing the detail in the leaves at this time of the year when the low sun shines through or on them.

Today has been a bit overcast, though, so I had to bring this hydrangea leaf inside and light it myself!




After the rain
The leaves embrace
Translucent beads of life

Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster

Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?

Photographers, show us something GREEN.

Well, after the prompt today, I have to admit to you all that I was recently exceedingly envious of the photo, blogger, Paul Davis, captured entitled “Poise“!

In answer to today’s question, yes, I did act on it! This is my homage to Paul’s image. With a little Haiku thrown in for good measure 😉


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This one is for all Doctor Who fans out there!

Yes, I’m a geek and proud :-)! The new series started tonight and completely changed all my plans for today’s photo in just one line “It’s not a leaf, it’s page one”.

Clara’s parting words to The Doctor not only reminded me off the collection of leaves I’d pressed last Autumn but also of Rene Magritte.

I’d just like to add that the only thing added in Photoshop to this image is the text, as I wanted to find a font similar to that used by Magritte!

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