It is late autumn. The clock has struck December, but a few leaves still hang on the trees, and we are graced with some warm days. It is never too late for beauty!
It was already late for the foliage when I went out to looking for beauty in mid-November. My neighbors, maintain a lovingly designed flower garden, with inviting benches, bird feeders and ornaments. With its leaves dry and browned, this Dried Mandevilla still dressed its cast iron trellis with color.
Feel free to download Dried Mandevilla as a background image for any of your devices from the November 2012 gallery on SmugMug. Download the "Original" size for best results.
For a print, please purchase from photos.scottbeadenkopf.com. This could make a great gift as a standout or stretched canvas print.
The Grasses with Maple are from my front yard, with flaming Japanese maple leaves in the background.
I just purchased a telephoto lens and was testing its depth of field at different apertures. (The lens is a Tamron 70-300 mm.)
Telephoto lenses tend to compress the foreground and give a pleasantly blurred background (bokeh) at many settings.
I had left my car at the garage and was waiting for the train back to get it when I was struck with the contrasts in this scene.
Radnor Station at Sunset and the grasses, above, both make much better desktop backgrounds with the busy part of the image on the right side of the screen, so you will find the images in the SmugMug gallery have all been reversed. As prints, however, the detail is better on the left, which you will find on my photos.scottbeadenkopf.com gallery.
We were blessed, recently, with some clear days and frigid nights, and a coating of hoar frost on the grass blades and fallen leaves. Leaf Frost is on my desktop at home right now. It is too busy for my work computer!
I am looking forward to getting even more intimate with ice crystals in the coming weeks.
Love to all!