Red Maple Leaf in Snow

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. 🙂

      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……. 🙂

      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…. 🙂

      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. 🙂

      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. 😉

      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. 🙂

      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. 🙂

      January 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

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

    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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