Autumn Glory  

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Uploaded: 11/13/23 6:30 AM GMT
Autumn Glory
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Here in the central/northern part of California, autumn lingers well into December being due to it's Mediterranean type climate. This tree we came across is a perfect example of the season. This is from our short visit to Placerville, Ca in the Sierra foothills. Thanks for your comments:):)


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11/13/23 9:09 AM GMT
Bruce, the colors of the Autumn foliage of this tree are amazing. Almost beyond reality, 😁 .
I think you're right with your supposition that it's due to the mild climate in your area.
The colors of the Autumn foliage in my area can't compete with the by you depicted ones.
Lovely capture, Buddy!
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11/13/23 11:11 AM GMT
Glorious colour !!!
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11/13/23 1:54 PM GMT
I like how you have done this, wtg! tigs=^..^=
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11/13/23 4:57 PM GMT
The colors are absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a fantastic Hallowe'en tree with a single brilliant light in it.

I can't positively identify the tree by its leaves but I would guess that it has Japanese origins, possibly a Japanese Bloodgood Maple, whose leaf segments are so long that they don't look like traditional maple leaves from a distance. Plus the size, shape and coloring are consistent with the Bloodgood.

I'm thinking Japanese because of the vertical black sign near the trunk in the photo. Placerville was the site, in 1869, of the first permanent Japanese settlement in North America. During the Boshin Civil War, a group of 22 people from samurai families left Japan and bought a parcel of land outside Placerville (originally called "Old Dry Diggins"--influenced by the 1849 Gold Rush--then "Hangtown"--after public dealings with gold robbers--and finally "Placerville," in 1854), where they established Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm. It's my guess that the place you photographed has some tie to Wakamatsu.

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11/14/23 3:38 PM GMT
Love the light from the sun finding its way through the tree. Excellent capture, Bruce.
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11/20/23 8:51 AM GMT
Yes, autumn is a beautiful season, rich with colors. Great work.
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11/24/23 8:22 PM GMT
Hmm, good. I like how you caught the colors (although the saturation is a bit too high); however, I would have been curious to see the same photo but with the sun fully behind the trunk - I found that blocking out the main source brings out the textures more for most digital chips. Lovely.
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