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Little Bunch of Leaves on the Lake

Little Bunch of Leaves on the Lake

I found this little bunch of leaves near the shore. Not really sure if it was attached to something under the snow or if it fell off. I plunked down on my belly and shot it with my macro lens wide open to get the shallow depth of field but with sharp details in the focused area. The low glancing light from the setting sun lit it perfectly. Nature has such detail and beauty, even in the windswept cold of winter.

Colorful Street

Colorful Street

The city of Minneapolis has added ‘green’ bike lanes and by green, I mean they painted the whole lane green. Very strange. Not a color you usually see on a street. Reminds me of the movie ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ where Audrey dreams of a house with a painted green concrete lawn. Oh yes, have you ever noticed that when the city opens a manhole, they never put it back so it lines up with how it was painted?

Pontiac

Pontiac

If you don’t wax your car for a real long time, you can have a finish just like this! The combination of chrome and deteriorating finish remind me of the omnipresent scorched patina in the Star Wars universe.

Fireplug Buried in Snow

Fireplug Buried in Snow

I know, in America we call them Fire Hydrants, but Fireplug is much more fun to say. Seriously, what’s a hydrant? It has more in common with a bathtub plug; you know, round fiddly-bits and a chain. Here’s a plug buried in the snow.

Photo of the Year, 2010

Photo of the Year, 2010

Time for a little navel gazing: I went through my photos from this year an this one keeps coming back to me. It’s simple and complicated, the colors are strong but soft. It’s inorganic but has a little leaf. I think my odd tendency to balance everything with it’s opposite is satisfied by this image. If you have another you’d suggest, please comment!

‘Photo of the year’ is the monthly theme for CDPB: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants