Every once in a while I like to take a walk along a river. My river of choice is the Wisconsin which flows for 500 miles from Land O Lakes up north on the border with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Prairie du Chen on the Mississippi. This river amazes me in ways that might seem odd to some people. It never stops to inspire.
I caught these leaves on the Cedar Creek Trail in Rothschild, WI just south of the Domtar Dam. In one spot, I could find so many possibilities. It really is amazing what a simple macro lens like the 60 mm Micro-Nikkor f2.8D could capture. The way the light fell on these young oak trees fascinated me. With the river in the background, I was able to capture the effect of the changing season with a shallow depth of field.
May these images be a feast for your eyes. Much of my work is available online in a book called “Hidden Gems of Central Wisconsin” at http://www.blurb.com. You might want to check out their special holiday discounts at http://www.blurb.com/gifts.