Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Here in sunny, funny Northern California we have four seasons: Mud, Flood, Fire and Earthquake. Fall (Mud) is rapidly changing to Winter (Flood) and it looks like it will be a wet one as shown by this photo that I took a few minutes ago. Enjoy.

Red leaf on wood background.

Changing Seasons
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with my new iPhone 5 and made edits in Snapseed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  38 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  1. December 10, 2012 at 1:42 am

    What a fabulous shade of red.. ;-)

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    • December 10, 2012 at 4:24 am

      I agree. We just put this tree in our front yard last year and it is a beauty. During the day the bottom half of the leaves get lit by the sun and look like electric lights. We absolutely love watching this tree.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Haryo Wicaksono
    December 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    What a beautiful color, i never see leaves in your picture before.. That’s maple leaves??
    If i don’t read the picture info maybe i will recognize it as marijuana,, heheee… just kidding :D

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  3. December 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    What a wonderful image!

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  4. December 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

    oh my goodness – what a great shot! i love snapseed.

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    • December 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      I find that the dodging and burning that I used to do in the darkroom is a lot easier to do in Snapseed.

      I found out about it on Rubicorno’s WP blog. You might want to check him out, he is really good.

      Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my blog.

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  5. December 8, 2012 at 2:50 am

    It is a beauty indeed – amazing what the phone cameras can do today. I still love my cameras though :) – Thanks for sharing and your “like” on my site :)

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    • December 8, 2012 at 6:19 am

      The camera in my new phone is better than my old one and that just amazes me.

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  6. December 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Gorgeous color. I think you folks are getting some of our rain so far this winter.

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  7. December 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I love the colors!

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  8. Al Stacer
    December 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful picture Allan. What are the leaves sitting on? It looks like rattan or wraped grape vines, but I can’t quite tell. We have Japanese maples in Georgia, but I don’t recall the leaves being quite as large or vibrantly red as these appear. Thanks for sharing.

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    • December 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      The leaves are on a 4×6 pressure-treated landscape tie. The sun must have been warmed up for the day by the time it got to California this morning and that may be why the leaves look different…

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  9. December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    So beautiful!

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  10. December 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Beautiful leaves. What kind are they?

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    • December 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      I’m going to make a guess of Japanese maple? (of course, with Allan living in CA, if I’m wrong, I can always fall-back on another 7-leaf possibility) ;)

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      • December 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

        Japanese Maple is the correct answer! Now on to the bonus round: Why are there no world leaders named ‘Steve”?

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    • December 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Japanese Maple.

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  11. December 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

    very beautiful photo and colors. It feels… right!

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  12. Northern Narratives
    December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I like your four seasons. It’s fun how different places in the world have sayings like that :)

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    • December 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Those sayings have a lot of truth behind them.

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      • Northern Narratives
        December 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

        Absolutely. We have two seasons. Winter and road construction.

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  13. December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Your post was so funny! Where I live it’s flood, ice, tornadoes and rednecks. They burn tires in the road when boredom sets in. What a beautiful leaf, we are so dry here we never have pretty leaves.

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    • December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

      I checked out your blog and enjoy what I’ve read so far. Bookmark this post and you can have a pretty leaf whenever you want one.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. advocacine
    December 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

    How nice! Looks unreal!

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    • December 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Thanks, I caught the morning light at just the right time today.

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      • advocacine
        December 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        Timing is really quite important when taking any snap..Hope you’d catch more beautiful images.

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  15. December 7, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Lovely color.

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    • December 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

      It is from our Japanese maple tree and I, too, love the color.

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      • December 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

        We never get to see leaves in this color in my part of the world, just different shades of green :)

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        • December 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

          I know the feeling, I grew up in South Florida and it was like living on a billiard table.

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