“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
― Emily Bronte

So many times I feel the need to drive for hours to get to a perfect location for making photographs.  Saturday I took a look closer to home for fall images.

I went to a spot in Charlotte where there are numerous ginkgo trees.  Years ago, I took a picture of my brother and his wife among these gorgeous trees.  The leaves, at the time, were golden both on the trees and on the ground.  Although the colors were nowhere nearly as spectacular Saturday as that year, I did find plenty to photograph.  It was so peaceful standing among these beautiful trees as I watched the leaves being escorted to the ground by intermittent gusts of wind.

Falling

Falling

On my way back to the car, I spotted my favorite shot of the day.  The curves in this composition are what caught my attention.

Colors and Curves

Colors and Curves

Even closer to the car, I found a third image.  Leaves were being blown across the parking lot in a shopping plaza.  Watching carefully to avoid being run over, I photographed these leaves that were been blown against the curb.

Parking Lot Find

Parking Lot Find

I also traveled to a garden close to my house to see what I could discover there.

Red and Green

Red and Green

 

On the Sidewalk

On the Sidewalk

 

Nature's Carpet

Nature’s Carpet

Spending a morning among the trees and leaves was the perfect way to begin my weekend.  I hope you will spend time exploring the beauty in your area this weekend, as well!

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (4)

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    One of my favorite subjects Mary but I can see now that I have a long way to go. Beautiful photos and compositions.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      You are so kind, Dan! I absolutely love your images! Many thanks!

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    Amazingly beautiful, serene and the essence of fall. (Found you via the Vision-Driven group on FB).

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Annie! I love the Vision-Driven group! Such an amazingly supportive group of talented creative people!

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