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.