Summer is over and Fall brings out beautiful colors. This is just one side of the story. Part of Fall is also that many plants are “over the hill” and dying. In this exercise I challenge you to show both, the beauty of Fall and the harsh reality of dying and death. This exercise can be challenging and rewarding at the same time because it brings the photographer into the game. While I stricly ask you to photograph plants and not people, the truth is that what is true for plants is also true for mankind. The only question is how to deal with it?
This is a leaf of a “Giant Coral Bell” which is a very rare plant in California. Half of the leaf has turned beautiful read. On the left bottom you see two leaves, a dead leaf on top of a life one, the hidden messenger that despite all the beauty winter will come and the leave will fade.