December 12, 2017
Sunday I walked downtown to see what I could see. I was headed for the alleys, but the pavement got to me first.
This entry was posted on December 12, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Nature, Pavement & Parking Lots and was tagged with asphalt, leaves, oak leaves, photography, Sarasota.
This is wonderful. Way more evocative than the sidewalk pictures I took a few years ago. I think it is that unexpected bit of deep orange. You just have a great eye and sense of composition.
December 12, 2017 at 5:40 AM
Thank you. This was the parking lot or driveway area of a place that may be unoccupied. That’s probably why it was so full of cracks and buckles.
December 12, 2017 at 12:44 PM
I love how those tiny orange leaves are nestled into the cracks in the pavement. 🙂
December 12, 2017 at 6:47 AM
I walked past this, then did one of those double takes, turned around and took my shot.
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December 12, 2017 at 12:45 PM
Your eye was on top form seeing this. Great shot Linda
December 12, 2017 at 12:54 PM
Thanks, Andy. As you can see from my reply to Cathy (nomad, interrupted) I nearly missed taking this one.
December 12, 2017 at 12:58 PM
Yes I saw that.
December 12, 2017 at 1:16 PM
Off to a beautiful start. Linda. Absolutely beautiful!
December 12, 2017 at 5:50 PM
Thank you, Ken. This may be the best of this lot. Oh, well. I usually save the best for last, but I liked starting with the first photograph I took this time.
December 12, 2017 at 7:12 PM
Intriguing image, Linda; the leaves add so much to it. A 🙂
December 13, 2017 at 2:44 AM
Thanks, Adrian. The branching of the ridges was appealing, but I probably wouldn’t have taken a photo of them without the leaves.
December 13, 2017 at 9:10 AM
Wow, fabulous, Linda! A really nice image. And there were leaves like that in the begonia on the pavement shot, too, weren’t there? I think there were. Stuck in the cracks. I’m thinking it’s a counterpoint to the leaves I see here that get hung up on the way to the ground when they land in a branch, or get speared by a twig. I agree with everyone above that you have a very sharp, even disciplined eye to see and photograph these happenings. And you take the time to do it carefully, which shows.
December 14, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Thank you, Lynn. I was really happy with this one, and happy that I saw it right off, the first photo I took on that walk. Sometimes I need to warm up for quite a while before I get a keeper. Yes, there were leaves in the sidewalk crack in the begonia series. I hadn’t thought about that coupling. I like those photos being seen as counterpoint to your speared leaf. I think of discipline as related to doing what you don’t want to do. So in that sense I’m totally undisciplined. But thank you very much for your kind words. Ain’t photography fun.
December 14, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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