Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Real Florida #5



After all of my talk about pine trees and saw palmetto, I have to confess that there are hard woods in Florida. Not many, but most trees I've seen in cooler parts of the South will grow down here too. They're way outnumbered by pines though.

There are some of the most magnificent oak trees down here that I've ever seen in my life, and on my walk in the park the other day I took today's picture.

The little sign beside this small tree said that it is a red maple. I'll just have to take that as true I guess because I wouldn't be able to recognize a red maple on my own.

I liked the spotty sunlight hitting the leaves and thought it would probably make a good B&W photo as well.

I decided to practice digitally framing and matting the B&W image and I like it better than the color one.

Same photo, two different takes on it.


I put a couple of pictures of the beach here in the area on my other blog today, if any of y'all want to go over and look at them.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful! I can't decide which version I like better, black and white or color. They both look great!

Moi said...

i like the black and white one a lot and the framing adds to it...though the spotty sunlight in color is magical...i would think they are maple leaves....a few days back i spotted dry leaves near our apartment which looked so much like maple..i was stunned to find it coz otherwise all i see is Oaks around..

lv2scpbk said...

Love the lighting. I am very torn whether I like the color or black & white better.

Kate said...

I like both for different reasons. They are maple leaves and you should go back to see them turn when the weather gets cooler. It DOES get cool in Florida, doesn't it, she asks with a twinge of envy in her voice??

Blue Wave 707 said...

The B&W is the better shot. That gets my vote ...

Ben said...

Agree, B&W is better that eliminate any distractions and show pure light and shadow.
Well, the led stoke in the colour one is also interesting, if I must say.

CG said...

I like the B&W best complete with framing!