Sumac, On Fire by lyndemc

Sumac, On Fire

"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time." - John Berger

A few weeks ago these sumac leaves were nothing that would catch the eye but with the passing of time their green has changed to red and for a brief moment this afternoon the sunlight set that red aglow.

(No Classic Camera 6 edit application here.)
Very pretty Denise !!
October 11th, 2015  
Very pretty.
October 11th, 2015  
Beautiful red tones!
October 11th, 2015  
Absolutely beautiful Fall color! Seasonal changes are so remarkable. I can definitely see why you referenced fire in your title. The yellows, oranges, and reds along with the vertical orientation of the sumac leaves create a flame-like look.
October 11th, 2015  
nice!
October 11th, 2015  
beautiful framing...love the reds these show this time of year!
October 11th, 2015  
Yes, I guessed correctly that this was going to be yours! And yes, this is a favorite tree this time of year! (And as I write, I have an uninvited raccoon making a racket on the back porch at midnight!)
October 11th, 2015  
fav ... love the colors, composition and light
October 11th, 2015  
Vibrant colors! Love this fall shot!
October 11th, 2015  
love how you have composed this shot. The colours are glowing
October 11th, 2015  
Fav beautiful!
October 11th, 2015  
Love this! Beautiful framing and colour. Fab composition. Wonderful DOF. What's not to fav about this one?!
October 11th, 2015  
Beautiful A fav
October 11th, 2015  
I was just reading this same quote last night, deciding whether or not to put it into the blog entry about light. But glad I didn't as your story and image fits it so much better. Love the colours and strong verticals here. Fav.
October 11th, 2015  
This is stunning! Love the colors and your comp!
October 11th, 2015  
Fav very beautiful
October 11th, 2015  
Terrific capture :)
October 11th, 2015  
Fantastic shot; fantastic colours.
October 11th, 2015  
Super shot.
October 11th, 2015  
Nice shot. Love the way the leaves are stepped up
October 11th, 2015  
Wonderful colours and great composition Denise. Fav
October 11th, 2015  
Fav for the abstraction...
October 11th, 2015  
Beautiful image. :)
October 11th, 2015  
My husband is always pointing out the sumac trees to me. Wonderful capture.
October 11th, 2015  
Very cool dof and the colours are amazing! fav
October 11th, 2015  
Lovely strong vertical lines and vibrant color, here... a super shot.
October 11th, 2015  
Love this! FAV.
October 11th, 2015  
Very pretty and colorful.
October 11th, 2015  
Stunning!
October 12th, 2015  
Gorgeous shot.
October 12th, 2015  
One of your best. Isn't that stuff poisonous?
October 12th, 2015  
Great verticals and gorgeous fall color. Fav
October 12th, 2015  
@terryliv Thank you for putting that feature into words. I liked the way the leaves 'stepped up" the closer they grew to the main stem.
October 12th, 2015  
Lovely composition and design Denise!
October 12th, 2015  
I do believe the sunlight does more for the sumac than any other plant - really makes them glow! Or maybe it's just such a wonderful sign of fall - very nice composing of this shot. Love the lighter blur in the background.
October 13th, 2015  
Gorgeously backlit leaves, and of course, made so much more enticing for the red blurry background! FAV!
October 14th, 2015  
The red color looks amazing!!
October 14th, 2015  
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