I’m surprised, amazed actually, by how much color I’ve seen on the trees here in SoCal lately, including my own maple tree. Only in the past 2 weeks or so have the leaves really started turning colors and falling to their final resting place on the ground below. The colors are so gorgeous and I wanted to be able to preserve them forever and the only way to do that was to photograph them. These fallen beauties were also a motivator for me to get a shot for a project I’ve commited myself to, A Year Of Mornings over at Flickr, so it was a win/win situation for me. First, I took one shot, then a couple of more and then for this shot, I just sat the camera on the ground right in the middle of the beautiful mess, depressed the shutter release button and hoped for the best. Wouldn’t you know it, out of the 10 or so pictures I took, this one ended up being my favorite.
Speaking of projects, I’m going to do everything in my power to take one picture every morning and post it on Flickr. So far, so good. I will persevere. What about you? Any new projects? Do share, and be sure to stop by Tracey’s to check out more of Best Shot Monday. If you need inspiration or tips on how to start your own 365 photo project, stop by Shutter Sisters and check out Stephanie Roberts post. Have a great Monday everyone!