Brilliant red. Vibrant yellow. Warm orange. Occasional purple or magenta. Having seen the beautiful colors of North Carolina leaves in person, the photos I view online only make me hungry to repeat the experience. No trip to North Carolina this autumn is on the calendar and that makes me sad.
Last November, I tried a trick I learned as a child to preserve colored leaves. After sandwiching the leaves between two pieces of wax paper, the edges of the wax paper were then sealed with a warm iron. Recently, I released some of the North Carolina treasures from their protective pouch to photograph them in my home studio. Most of the colors of autumn had been preserved. A few had faded.
One of the advantages of using a macro lens is the ability to focus on textures. I am enjoying the results.
I photograph many things, but my favorite subject is beauty in nature with no man-made props evident. However one tries to mimic God’s creation, He remains the master artist. His images of color, texture and shape are unsurpassed! The more I see His work, the more I am in awe of Him.
Hope you enjoy these homegrown North Carolina treasures. Thanks for taking “A Second Look.” More autumn images available at http://www.stephaniehalstead.com.