Signs of Autumn – Virginia Creeper (Creeping)
When I was out shooting at my friends’ property on Saturday, the husband suggested I photograph the Virginia Creeper as it was starting to turn its lovely shade of red. I had my macro lens with me, however, so I was more intent on doing close-ups of small things.
After photographing my small things, I put another lens on my camera and went to take a look at the Virginia Creeper. Most of it was in shade, so taking photos wasn’t ideal for me. However, I had an idea to take a photo where the Virginia Creeper actually looked like it was creeping, and I found the perfect shot for this.
To me, in this photo, the plant reminds me of a spider, creeping its way over the wood fencing. I love the slight shading and the barely there sunlight on the leaves. It gives the photo such a soft look, yet still enough shadowing/contrast to make it interesting. And that softening makes it less intense, like a nice spider creeping towards you. 🙂
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