Spring is coming…

There’s a Japanese maple outside our front door, and it’s just waiting to burst forth with new leaves.  The branches have turned bright red, and when the sun shines on the tree it glows.  When there are raindrops clinging to those branches and the sun is at just the right angle, it’s positively dazzling.

The trick has been getting sunlight and raindrops and the right angle…

Here’s my first attempt.  It all seemed pretty straightforward ’til I actually got out there with my camera and tried to frame a shot — and realized all those little tiny branches make for a cluttered image.

Still, it’s a nice reminder that spring is in the air.

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~ by Shelly F. Cohen on 4 February 2010.

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