Taking the Long Way Around, Looking Down

There I was, in the midst of a family graduation. I made a point of getting as many photos of the graduation as I could, then I rushed over to the reception, hoping to get more candid shots of family and friends.

Needless to say, there was a bit of stress involved, as this was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for my sister, and for the other graduates. Would the weather hold up? Could I get natural-looking shots indoors without a flash? Would I remember to get pictures of all the friends?

I decided to take a breather, and walked a bit outside. The rain had just stopped, and the sky was clearing. As I looked down, I found some of the most magnificent red I had ever seen. Juxtaposed with the green, these two maple leaves seemed to be about ending and beginning, closing one chapter and opening another, renewal and change. . . Maybe that's too much to read into a couple leaves on the wet pavement. If so, I still love the red :)

Photo credits: Charles Sichel-outcalt.

Your article must be written in English



I will have to try the polarizer next time, if I see this possibility again. Thanks for the tip.


I'm glad you looked down! It's a great shot.


Thanks, Marilyn. Maybe it was just the moment for reflection? I am glad I was looking down at that moment :)


Wonderful to see so much in something so simple. Many would have stepped over without a thought. Well done. Cheers

Related image searches
Event related image searches
To provide you with additional information about how we collect and use your personal data, we've recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Please review these pages now, as they apply to your continued use of our website.