stories and illustration

Gold Leaf II

gold leaf 2

September 13, 2013 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Very nice photo, with good composition and colors!


    Comment by neihtn2012 | September 13, 2013 | Reply

    • It’s really nice you think so. It was quite an overcast afternoon, but the reflection and that one leaf caught my eye, and because the sun wasn’t shining brightly the reflections on the water came out more clearly than I expected. Thanks so much for your comment.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. beautiful abstract and a golden leaf…


    Comment by doronart | September 14, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks, Doron, good to hear from you. It is a gloomy day today, so I won’t get any more pictures of gold leaves – will probably have to spend much of the day preparing my studio (aka The Tardis) for winter, ie. filling in rotten wood with gloopy car filler and then sanding down.Then next week will paint it, and then after that I’ll actually get down to some painting on canvas and paper again.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 15, 2013 | Reply

      • Sound as great task ahead of you.. I take it the gold rush is over in the North,, rush in as the weather closing down.. you will need few dry days. I am not the doctor fun so I believe yours will be the real one… Good luck.


        Comment by doronart | September 17, 2013

  3. I’m reminded of Gerard Manley Hopkins:

    “Margaret, are you grieving
    Over Goldengrove unleaving?”


    Comment by Son of Sharecroppers | September 15, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes, glad that was bought to your mind – lovely poem, lovely poet. We had so much sun during the high summer this year in the Borders, that everything flourished early, and September is more autumnal than usual, especially now the crops have been harvested (a bumper harvest, apparently) and the fields are being ploughed, so there isn’t even the stubble left, only this maroon earth we have up here. I have only really started to go around with a camera over the last year or so, and I have noticed the changing seasons far more than I used to.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. Perfect!


    Comment by Mary | September 16, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mary. I was attracted firstly by the reflections of the tree in the water of the Leet River, and then this leaf just floated by, and I liked the idea of the different levels: the river itself, with its muddy and stony river bed, and the water, and the reflections, and then the leaf just on the surface. I would like to be able to paint that visual complexity, but don’t know if I could manage it.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 17, 2013 | Reply

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