Noticing: October 8, 2012 – Leaves and stones

I found today’s feature image just down the driveway, a leaf standing in a pool of sunlight with a nice dark backdrop. Couldn’t have set it up better.

My daughter came over and commented that I had spent five minutes photographing a leaf. (!) Carmen is a burgeoning jeweler, and has begun to make some beautiful necklaces and earrings with stones she finds and cleans up herself. I commented that my leaves were no different than her stones, and held one up in the light to show her how beautiful they were when backlit. She huffed and walked off as I got lost in making this second photo: