Postcards

Postcard: Nature’s Extraordinary Abstract Beauty (Photos)

Last week I posted a photo-essay about a recent jaunt through Central Park. The Autumn leaves were at their height, turning the park into a vibrant wonderland, and I couldn’t help but spend hours exploring some of the parks more iconic landmarks.

On my way to the Reservoir on the west side, I walked deep within the Ramble, a particularly picturesque wooded area, and came across some of the tallest trees I’d seen to date. High up in the canopy, the first tell-tale signs of the park’s transition to Winter were visible. Naked branches spoke of what was to come, their colorful remains blanketing the ground.

Looking straight up, I was struck by the abstract beauty of the barren limbs juxtaposed to what was left of the season’s bright leaves. From some angles, the combination hinted of Japanese paintings I’ve admired throughout my life. Soft grey clouds filled the sky which cast a diffused light, making the colors pop and provided a clean backdrop for photography.

I plan on printing some of these but I’m having a hard time narrowing down my choices. Which is a good sign I guess…

Which are your favorite?

(To see them at their best, click on the images to enlarge them.)

 

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