11.04.2015 Forest Floor Color

Squooshing my way back up the incline from the water where the last few posts were made, I noticed this colorful palette on the ground.

Forwest-Floor-Leaves-110115-700WebAlthough our foliage season has just about drawn to a close, there is still color to be found-both on the ground and a few later “blooming” trees and shrubs.  If nothing else, they do make nice additions to tops of rocks and logs in the intimate landscape shots.  Someday, I hope to follow the foliage as it develops to our south.  West Virginia really offers some nice opportunities along with western Pennsylvania and the Smoky Mountain region.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 11.04.2015 Forest Floor Color

  1. I always swoon for leaves-on-the-ground shots like this one. It is beautiful.

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  2. Jackson says:

    Love this one, Steve!

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  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    That wonderful interwoven palette couldn’t be better if you had tried to place the leaves.

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    • Usually the forest is filled with chaos. I’ve mentioned to another visitor here that one of my favorite Eliot Porter books is named :Nature’s Chaos”. I think this falls into that category. Chaos isn’t always chaotic.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Wet leaves like these always are pretty, but some photos, like this one, evoke their small, too. There’s nothing quite like that late autumn, earthy scent of decomposition, unless it’s the smell of burning leaves. There’s a difference between scuffling through dry leaves and walking through wet ones, too. I almost can hear that squoosh.

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    • The smells are wonderful and not just those of leaves but rotting wood and decaying mushrooms too which, for my sniffer, makes a pleasing mixture. The sound is enjoyable as well and reminds of childhood fun. There’s no sneaking up on anything though.


  5. Gorgeous.

    You are a photographer through-and-through, for sure. With that terribly uncomfortable squooshy boot, you still had to stop and capture that image. That is awesome.

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  6. I’d say you’ve got the mother lode of fall foliage in New England, which I’d love to see again after four decades. I spent an autumn afternoon in the mountains of North Carolina some years ago, and it was pretty, but still not as vibrant as what I remember from the Northeast.

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