11.08.2021 Almost Monochrome Monday

I considered converting to black and white but like the coolness of the frost.  In some cases one color is acceptable to still be considered monochrome but this has some brown as well.  Some folks like to present images in both color and black and white but I prefer to settle on one. There are exceptions of course.

During the same shoot as yesterday’s glowing leaves, I noticed this leaf on a stem holding several but was able to isolate it at the top.

Swamp White Oak-Quercus bicolor can grow to 100 feet tall and form a nice round shape. That won’t happen here as this meadow, MacLeod Field, gets cut to the ground annually to avoid returning to forest which is good since that would eliminate all the orchids and other flowers that are there now. It is surrounded by a pine wood so there are plenty of trees for the wildlife that uses them.


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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18 Responses to 11.08.2021 Almost Monochrome Monday

  1. We usually think of brightly saturated fall foliage; the subdued tonality in this image works well, too.

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    This is striking, Steve. Great texture. The near monochromatic color is so effective. I’m with you, commit to an image rather than presenting “options”. 🙂🍁

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Your fantastic shot of a leaf touched by frost has an almost metallic sheen. Great capture, Steve!

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  4. Nice Steve! Like the detail & textures you got in this image!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    We speak of growing ‘blue’ with the cold; perhaps woodland leaves have the same experience.

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  6. eremophila says:

    It’s gorgeous! Great find.

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    I like the richness of the brown contrasting with the chilly look of the blue tones in the frost – makes a very striking image.

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