Leaves of this Bradford Pear tree turn many shades of yellow before falling off onto the ground during the fall season. And the tree adds a nice splash of color to an overcast day.
This tree is found outside our office building, and longtime Burnsland visitors might recognize this tree from an earlier post, Fall Trees at the Office. Also, those who follow me on social media (if you don’t, use one of the links in the sidebar to do so) might recognize this tree from a photo I posted a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, here it is:
It was a nice enough looking tree that day, but I thought that as the leaves turned even more yellow, another photo was needed. So that is where the first photo in this post came from.
Sometimes I complain about the seasons around here, mainly complaining that I don’t like the winter because I would rather be warm. But I do like the change in scenery that the change of seasons brings. Trees that are normally just an ordinary green suddenly turn into brilliant red, yellow, and orange colors. While a row of trees looks pretty uniform in color during the summer, each tree tries to show off its best color in the fall, making a row of different types of trees look very unique.
As someone who often thinks he doesn’t like change, it takes the gentle reminder of a change in seasons to remind me that sometimes change isn’t all that bad. Sometimes, change can bring bright new things. Even if it is just a tree. (Here are some more photos of fall trees, showing that I find myself photographing them rather often.)
So I have to remind myself not to get too set in my ways and instead enjoy how things are always changing around me. Because change can often end up being much better than you ever thought it would be.
“Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” - Acts 3:19
About the photo:
For this photo, I used three different versions of the photo from the same RAW file to bring out both the clouds and the color of the tree, blending the separate elements together using layer masks in Photoshop. To contrast the old sunny day photo from a few years ago, I purposefully shot this on an overcast day, just to help it stand out a bit.
A single RAW exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8