“All That Glitters…”

“All That Glitters...”

“All that glisters is not gold—
Often have you heard that told.”
– William Shakespeare

Indeed, all that glitters is not gold, but often beautiful, nonetheless. These young poplars along the edge of a meadow actually glimmered as the gentle breeze shifted through the golden leaves, making them shimmer in the sunlight.

This image is still a part of my “Golden Paths” series. It’s the only one that was made, thus far, outside of the forest, though still a stop on the path, as it emerged from the forest. The bright wood of the tall tree trunks are what drew my attention at first, but it was the movement and brightness of the leaves that caused me to make the image, hoping to capture this moment effectively.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/18.0, ISO 100

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11 Comments on ““All That Glitters…”

  1. Your series of autumn impressions are beautiful, Ed. They capture the essence of the season better than sharp clear realistic images.

      • I’ve been doing some “impressionistic” photos as well — love the colours and images that emerge. Look forward to seeing more of yours. 🙂

      • I discovered that technique last year when I took a photo of a foggy pasture late in the day. No tripod, nothing to lean the camera on, low light — voila! I got a shot that was much more powerful than if it had been crisp and clear. It’s fun to “discover” new ways (new to me, anyhow) of taking photos.

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