Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Autumn leaves

This can go with a Chinese idiom: 一葉知秋. These four characters are literally: One, Leaf, Aware, Autumn; loosely meaning you can tell it's autumn by seeing a leaf, extending to other meanings such as awareness of nature, logics in daily life and mindful observations in life.

So here it is, autumn in HK. This photo was taken at the country park seen in yesterday's photo and is inspired by this photo by Kris and of course, many of Bob's.

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Comments on "Autumn leaves"


Anonymous mike c said ... (October 11, 2006 1:58 PM) : 

wow those leaves are really red! did you play with the colour?

It's also supposed to be autumn here in Winnipeg but it snowed today!


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 11, 2006 4:22 PM) : 

we dont have too many red autumn leaves..this is a wonderful close-up, Lisi!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 11, 2006 4:23 PM) : 

Superbe cette feuille d'automne

Oh ! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes
Des jours heureux où nous étions amis.
En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle,
Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui.
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié...
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle,
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
Et le vent du nord les emporte
Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié
La chanson que tu me chantais.
Jacques prevert


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 11, 2006 4:26 PM) : 

Wow. This is great - I love it...

Well done.


Blogger midnitebara said ... (October 11, 2006 5:15 PM) : 

lovely !! the leaves are starting to turn red here too. we call this phenomenon..koyo ( 紅葉 )
autumn is aki in japanese (秋),
its also the aki for akita (秋田)。
enjoy the rest of the week !


Blogger Kala said ... (October 11, 2006 6:12 PM) : 

wonderful job with the photoshop on this image - beautiful colors accented in greys


Anonymous w said ... (October 11, 2006 7:48 PM) : 

This reminds me of a photo by HK based Don Ellis:

Go to his site and read the commentary on that photo - very funny. Lisi, your photo is excellent too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 11, 2006 8:28 PM) : 

really great close-up shot~~
and nice colour leaves~~~
here i only can see the dry & grey leaves~~


Anonymous db said ... (October 12, 2006 12:21 AM) : 

Beautiful photo! And, as always, a wonderful commentary that adds to the enjoyment of the image.


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Blogger Carraol said ... (October 12, 2006 10:43 AM) : 

Incredible, beautiful picture.


Blogger Rodney said ... (October 12, 2006 12:48 PM) : 

Great color and detail. Your previous shots were great as well. I like the one overlooking the crowd.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 12, 2006 12:54 PM) : 

wonderful idiom. I love Chinese language's wisdom.


Blogger Lisi said ... (October 12, 2006 1:45 PM) : 

Mike C, I only used "auto contrast" on Picasa on it. Snowed already! wow!

Olivier, thanks...though I still need my French dictionary for this :-)

Kala, photoshop? what is that? LOL no photoshop here ;-)

Midnite, thanks! so what is autumn in Japanese character?

w, I quickly browsed the website, lots of great shots there...I'll have to revisit when I have time...thanks for the link

Thanks everybody for the footprints :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 13, 2006 7:40 AM) : 

you're doing Bob big time and even getting better =)


Blogger Sadia said ... (October 21, 2006 5:24 PM) : 

The detail on this one is amazing. I really love the hippy trippy nature of the leaf on the cold hard pavement. Really cool.


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