Close Up and In Color

1/19/13 -103-

These photos were taken on November 19, 2012  at about 2:30pm.

The location was in Alexandria Virginia.

The "Take It!" came from seeing these trees via an alley and even though it was late in my working day, I gave myself a sort of kick in the rear and sought a way to get into see what I could find with these colorful trees. The reward was just grand. Not only were the trees grand in their color and fullness but also were large and very close to the building.  I cannot help but think that they were initially planted thinking they  would be a nice contrast to the brick building behind them. But then,  perhaps 20 or more years have passed by and they  are no longer little accent pieces - but full grown trees that if the right wind came along could topple them all into the parking lot next to them for they have all their weight in branches on one side and virtually nothing behind them.  I decided to walk the length of the building and photo the trees as I went along.  little did I know there was a photo treasure at the end of the building just waiting for us.

The After Take: All whom I shared this series with enjoyed them immensely.  From the potential danger of the trees placement to the splendor of their color to the great last photo - there was a sense of shared happines with the illustrated story as it went along.  I have to admit to sometimes getting a bit enthusiastic as i relate a subject - lol.
The last photo on the lower left is an excercise in what is termed as "one point prospective" with all the mortar lines seemingly coming out of the black box. 
What a delightful time that little push of myself brought about.  Here is hoping you have similar esperiences.

Thanks for joining us for the current photo presentation. You are cordially invited to return Friday, January 25th for a new picture that we hope you will enjoy.

Wishing you all my best,


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Ray (Saturday, 19 January 2013 17:05)

    They really stand out against the brick back drop.

  • #2

    Gabe (Sunday, 20 January 2013 19:14)

    Ya it really does pop.

  • #3

    Teri (Sunday, 20 January 2013 19:16)

    I've said it once, I'll say it a thousand times. One thing I am truly envious of is that living on the west coast, I do not get leaves that change color.

  • #4

    Jenna (Sunday, 20 January 2013 19:17)

    That is a beautiful shot. The colors in this one are just outstanding!

  • #5

    whutzzat (Monday, 21 January 2013 04:31)

    Thank you all for your kind comments on this display of fall color. I have to confess I was getting frustrated this year in seemingly not getting foliage color opportunities. In the course of two weeks - It all changed and I got more than I could ask for. Hope you enjoy them as they are presented.
    PS: Best wishes for an enjoyable inauguration day. It has been quite an experience watching them set up the arrangements. I am going to watch it on TV.

  • #6

    TreeHugger (Monday, 21 January 2013 04:31)

    Absolutely Beautiful!