Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autumn Acorns


It's bright and breezy today, and acorns rain to the ground.

  Some show up still dressed in their jaunty hats, but the large white oak acorns, 

gentlemen that they are, usually doff their caps before they arrive. 





Like candy corn, they decorate the ground with their warm autumn hues.





The marks ringing their bare heads...





 match marks on the inside of the caps, 

as if they had been held together by tiny stitches.





 The fruit of the oak tree, the culmination?




Or the beginning?








 On the first and last photos, I used Kim Klassen's textures 
yesteryear, and stained linen.


25 comments:

hannah said...

So interesting to see them in various stages. Can I tempt you to show the matching leaves as well? I never realized there were so many different oaks. [Always thought 'an oak is an oak' :-)]
The edit is really satisfying and warm.
[a muted palette]

Nadege, said...

Lovely edit on your first image. Pretty little acorns.

Seeing Each Day said...

Interesting read - your first shot is superb - the composition, and clever use of texture. I love tat it's a bit to the side - sends out a slight bit of cheekiness almost! Truly, well done.

Nick said...

Great shot of the Acorn. First one looks Gorgeous! Really beautiful with the texture.

Thank you for sharing!!

Nick

One said...

Wow! How do you make acorns so beautiful? The first one is really outstanding. Enjoy your story too.

Jennifer Richardson said...

joining in your celebration
of acorns raining down!
oh happy day:)
(and awesome pics!)
-Jennifer

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous photos and i love your words!

pietrzyk said...

Wonderful photos.Greetings Andrzej.

Barb said...

Love how you've shown the stages of an acorn - and lovely photos!

EG Wow said...

Great! And I love that you have included a couple of sprouting acorns too!

lisa said...

I LOVE what you did here Connie. I kind of felt like I was reading a short story, and it was great!!

Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Kate said...

We don't really grow Oaks up where I live (it's too cold), so it's great to see these lovely acorns. The light in the first shot is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing. =)

*Manja* said...

Klasse Motiv-Idee & sehr schöne Aufnahmen.
LG,*Manja*

Pat said...

Beautiful editing on the first shot - a lovely, single acorn! A great idea to show us some up close shots of their various features.

Hilda R.B said...

Great series. Wonderful photos.

Deanna said...

Beautiful focus on your first shot, love the added text. I think I am going to have to glue the hats back on, I can't seem to find one fully dressed. Enjoy your week!!

Ruth said...

beautiful macro shots, really great!

Linda Makiej said...

just MaRvELoUs!!!!

Lisa said...

Lovely, lovely lovely! Your texture is perfect for the warm hues of the acorn. Love the fact that you used one with its hat still on! Wonderful job.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Hi Connie, this is the only way I could find to send you a message! I used, Photoshop-filters-artistic-poster edges to create the edge on my photo. Just play around with the thickness etc. Hope this helps and thanks for your kind comment!

geetlee said...

the first shot is just awesome! Love the processing!

*Manja* said...

Hallo.^^
Danke, für deine Zeilen bei mir.
Klick mal hier:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castanea_sativa
Liebe Grüße, aus Deutschland,*Manja*

gina said...

These are wonderful, Connie! You really showed the beauty in these tiny acorns. The first one is my favorite -- lovely tones.

Yvonne said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved all these photos ..I think I need to go get some acorns of my own for a photo shoot!

Butterbean Row said...

Connie, these are gorgeous shots of the acorn. I wonder...are they just for squirrels to eat...hmmm.


♥charlotte