Hope the leaf photos don’t get too mundane or dull, but I am enjoying a few quick photo breaks during my hectic mid-semester grading season.
Today, a history professor gave good tips on use of Power Point, and I left to walk over to the lecture a few minutes early, camera in hand. Here are the results—most of these images are from central Mount Mercy University campus today (October 6) with a few—the Sumac leaves at the end—the result of a brief stop on the bike trail between J Avenue and points north.
I like afternoon sun for these foliage photos, for some reason. The yellower light makes the leaves shimmer and glow. I also like close-ups of leaves that are not necessarily the “prettiest” ones, but ones that are interesting and have contrasting colors—a faded, blotched sumac leaf, or leaf in the shadow of another hold more interest for me than a “perfect” leaf.
Anyway, help me pick the best of this bunch. From previous blog photos, the bug on the tire seemed number one, while from my Facebook fall leaves gallery, a crab apple photo was admired by some. Remember, on the blog you can click a photo to see a bigger version of it. As is true of my other foilage photos, these are presented uncropped, and unedited except for some color correcting.
We’re into the Asian Beetle, Box Elder Bug, desperate sweat bee season of the year—post mild frost, which was not enough to knock the hardiest of the bug crew down—just riled them up. Can’t say that I’ll mind that first hoarfrost morning when the temperature is around 25 or so!