a new abstract of a fallen leaf

by     /    July 09, 2009   

A couple days ago, I was picking up my son from camp. As we walked back to the car, I pointed out to him all of these little leaves that littered the sidewalk. My son stopped, picked one up, and handed it to me.


What can I say, the kid’s got a good eye. It’s a tiny leaf, no bigger than my thumbnail. But when it dried, it formed this wonderful tight curl that wound around itself several times. This is why I love to bring him with me on my leaf hunts. It’s so much fun to be able to share my art with him.

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Paul Grecian  (July 9th, 2009):

Hey now, that is very cool! Really like the simplicity of form and color. We should all see the world through a child’s eyes.

becky nielsen  (July 9th, 2009):

Ahh, that is lovely! Worth the work to get it right.

Robin  (July 9th, 2009):

Wow, amazing macro. I love how it just fades into the background.

Roberta  (July 10th, 2009):

I really like the softness in this image. Nice job on both your parts!

paula  (July 12th, 2009):

daniel this is fantastic. one of your best! i’m gonna tweet it 🙂

Michael Brown  (July 13th, 2009):

Personally, I feel that this is one of your best images created within this series so far.
And to have your son with you who made the choice?


Daniel Sroka  (July 13th, 2009):

Thanks everyone for your compliments! I still have a lot of work left to do on this one leaf, but I think this was a great start!

Jean Levert Hood  (July 22nd, 2009):

I love it Daniel! Those little ones see so much beauty, I often wonder what’s in their minds when they pick one leave, on rock out of all of the others. What a little treasure!