An apparition of summer

Figure 1 - An apparition of summer, Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, MA. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – An apparition of summer, Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, MA. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

I’d like to follow-up on yesterday’s blog with an image that I took yesterday along a similar vein. I am calling it an “An Apparition of Summer.” This is Figure 1, and I did it in black and white, because what struck me here was the dark trees of the pine barren and a few remaining deciduous leaves on a little sapling that seemed to my mind’s eye to be floating like little planets in a void. And the second point that struck me is that the tree trunk seems to have a face, or at least a mouth frozen in a kind of frown.

This really captures my sense of late November in woods. A dreary darkness prevails, but flashes of light illuminate. The image appears to me to have a three-dimensionality. The little bright leaves seem to float in front of a flat background.

Canon T2i with EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens at 70 mm, ISO 1600, Aperture Priority AE Mode 1/250 th sec at f/7. with -1 exposure compensation.

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