Trunks and Leaves

Fall colours sometimes create a different level of life/resiliency contrast, going beyond the usual tree tropes. Saturated colours of the passing season and strong firm shape of the tree trunk almost seem to reassure us for the long Winter that is upon us. Tree trunks and leaves, contrasting the vibrant and transient with the dark and stoic.

Looking up, into the trees, gives us that window into the life, persistence and survival in spite of everything type image. Lines and shape of the tree trunk support and provide, frame the burnt red and golden yellow life of the leaves. Fall is a transitional season, life’s abundance gives way to the winter. The image of deep dark tree trunk contrasted with the colourful foilage give us that sense of transition, vibrance, life and readiness for the hibernation.

Interesting things are there for us when we look up. This maple tree in Etobicoke holds the image of seasons passing, from Fall to Winter, colourful leaves preparing to abandon the solid frame of the tree, leaving flamboyance of nature behind, until next Spring.

Nikon D7000 with Sigma 35mm/1.4 and Hoya C-POL filter; 1/60s f/4 ISO100. Post processed and JPEG conversion in Adobe Lightroom CC.

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