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Red Maple Leaf in Snow

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32 responses

  1. Tom Barden

    Absolutely beautiful image! Very minimal (something that is quite close to my heart these days) What is the background?

    January 7, 2013 at 6:51 am

    • Hello, Tom…the Maple leaf is caught, or resting, in a tiny cleft in a snow bank…. Thank you for your very kind words….

      January 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

  2. Simply beautiful image Scott! 🌟

    January 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

    • Thank you, Miss Robyn!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

  3. settleandchase

    How gorgeous..I wonder how long he will be held..

    January 7, 2013 at 7:31 am

    • Thank you, Cath…and I can’t imagine it will be for too long…he’s right next to a trail and it does get rather breezy (windy) up there in the mountains where I found him…

      January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  4. Well spotted Scott. Elegant composition and very understated with the snow textures. Beautiful.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:07 am

    • Thank you very much, John…very nice words….

      January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  5. Breathtaking simplicity.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

    • Thank you, Andy…I like that. πŸ™‚

      January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  6. Can’t explain it, but I think this shot made it to the top of my list of favorites of all your shots. So simple, so beautiful and so wonderful.

    January 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    • Really, Gunta? Wow…. Thank you……. πŸ™‚

      January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  7. It almost doesn’t look real…such a contrast! Thanks, Scott!

    January 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    • Oh, but it is, Cathy…my knees are still aching from where I went to find it! Most welcome…. πŸ™‚

      January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  8. Simply elegant.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    • Thank you, Friend….

      January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  9. That is a beautiful photo!

    January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    • Thank you very much, Candace.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  10. Very nice, Scott!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    • Thank you, Terry!

      January 8, 2013 at 8:07 am

  11. How lovely!

    January 8, 2013 at 4:02 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer. πŸ™‚

      January 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

  12. Magnificent Scott. The simplicity is spectacular, and the structure of the wispy snow crystals against the red leaf is lovely.

    Did you try a lot of exposures to nail this one?

    January 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    • Thank you very much, Finn…and this was one of only four shots that I took of the leaf, if that’s what you mean. I saw the leaf and what I believed to be potential for a nice photo…and only kneeled down to have the camera “blindly” take the photo without checking the image in the viewing screen…didn’t feel like laying in the snowy trail. I checked each image in the screen after taking it and hoped there would be something good when I got home and looked at them on the computer…. I was pleased with the results. πŸ˜‰

      January 10, 2013 at 8:54 am

  13. elmediat

    Superb composition.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    • Thank you, Elmediat.

      January 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

  14. Less is more!

    January 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

    • Sometimes it is, Yvonne…seems to work with this one. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      January 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

  15. Utterly beautiful

    January 10, 2013 at 12:46 am

    • Such nice words, Dreams and Zeros…thank you. πŸ™‚

      January 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

  16. The leaf appears to be drifting down from a tree. I love this one. πŸ™‚

    January 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    • Why, thank you, George! I think it might have traveled three feet down the snow bank from where it had been hanging earlier…but I can see how it appears to be floating still….

      January 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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