Thursday, October 11, 2007

Spent

Spent

Spent.This is how I feel right now after sending the preliminary report to my advisor.But chuck that!!! I shall not mix academics with pleasure :)

In a land inhabited by Oaks, a Maple tree is such a welcome sight. I had no clue that Florida has some till very recently, on my way back home from school, I noticed this solitary leaf lying close to our stairway and I had to exclaim "Look at what the wind blew in" :) Thence began my search for the Holy Grail called Maple and surprisingly I found the source of my joy not far from my home, over the fence :) And just in case it's not Maple and you know better, I beg you not to burst my bubble!!!!

Meanwhile I was hoping to share this lovely video (on Autumn) and this post seems to be a perfect fit. It lasts less than a minute but leaves you smiling. Have a look :)

39 comments:

Kerri said...

Great shot! I love the shadow and that you don't have the leaf in the center. So creative! I hope this means that you are somewhat closer to having your coursework done and can relax.

GMG said...

Fully agree with Kerry... Now, Maple syrup; still have some I brought many years ago from Canada. I think it will last forever...
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter. Still around the Rhine River...

Carmi said...

That is one gorgeously evocative photo. It fits nicely with the video, too. Oh, if only we all had the imagination of a child.

Thinking of you as you head into thesis defense season. Love your indoor perspectives. I get that way, too, when time is short and I'm fighting deadlines. I grab the camera for whatever close-in images I can get. A minute here, a minute there, and at least my mind ends up with a scene to play with while I deal with life.

Neva said...

I loved the video...how cute.....
and if you have time......

My 100th post is Saturday...come for a visit!

Yoda said...

Spent.

Is how I feel too.

I work 8-7 and then come back home and put together furniture. One at a time.

That video is awesome :-)

Juhi said...

nice pic...i took a similar one too. you may wanna see my blog sometime http://travelnlife.blogspot.com/

Steve Buser said...

You're right, the video and the photo make quite a pair. Got me smilin..
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Ash said...

Beautiful photo. Lovely video too. I am indeed smiling as i'm typing this :)

Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Maple trees are beautiful, especially in the fall as their colors change. I always think of their seeds - as a kid I called them "whirlybirds", and liked to toss them into the air to watch them twirl to the ground helicopter style. Be on the lookout for whirlybirds.

Mark said...

For someone who just started loving photography, you certainly are proving that all you needed was a tool to capture your artistic tendencies. The one of the match and its smoke just blew me away. Very, very nice stuff on this entire page.

35mm said...

I'm throughly enjoying your photoblog.

Spent - couldnt have titled it better.:)


Cheers.

Kunal said...

:) and :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The photo is gorgeous and the video is a great match, touching.

photowannabe said...

Perfect title and fantastic solitary leaf. You really have the eye, Oh and the video is precious. Great find.

ruth said...

It's definitely a maple, Moi. I likey. :) I imagine you're well spent.

The video is very cute!

nazzareno said...

...video and photo delicious, a true poetries.

bluemountainmama said...

that video made my morning! loved it! and that is indeed a maple...

and yes, that is why i call myself 'blue' :). even though i spent my early years in kentucky, when we moved to the blue ridge mountains in my teen years, i knew i had come HOME. wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world.....

Lori said...

Your photo is just beautiful! I love the shadow the leave makes on the ground. Maple trees are so lovely. We still don't have many colored leaves here yet, but hopefully soon as the weather gets colder.

Faye Pekas said...

I love the simplicity of this shot and I love the video. The video did indeed make me smile and even brought a bit of a tear.

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
No bubble bursting to be done, lovely image and great video, it is amazing the extent people will go with these things, definately has the arghhh factor.

Cheers Mark

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice photo of the leaf. I know what kind of leaf that is too. And the video was neat.

Z said...

Here's wishing and hoping that not many painful changes will be asked of your thesis draft! :-) Good luck with getting all that together, may it all go smoothly, and your move to the West as well.

Nikon said...

I like the leaf but I think that I like the texture of the pavement even more :)
Cute video, too.

Mike said...

What a cute video! Great post.

joy said...

Like many writers, I suppose researchers and those doing their thesis feel like the process is similar to being pregnant, being in labour and at some point hopefully giving birth. Keep plugging!

Yeah, I enjoyed the video. Thanks for that. And another great photo.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo.

joy
Your Love Coach

Steve Buser said...

Moi -- You have been TAGGED. See my blog for the details.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Lynda Lehmann said...

Lovely post and the video is a perfect complement. I'm glad I've discovered your blog! I'm crazy about photography myself!
-Lynda from Peripheral Vision

~enfield~ said...

hello swati !
amazing to see how your photography has progressed! great !

g said...

Thanks Moi (bengali??? :-) ) for all the encouraging comments:-)

You are most welcome to visit back my blog... cya...

Annie said...

Moi, that is a perfect U-Tube find. It put a smile on my face that should stay there for the whole season.

ASH's Eye said...

The video brought a smile to my face. Thank you!

laurel said...

I love Autumn! I am going to Ohio this week and can't wait to see some big, colorful trees and crisp weather!

The detail and contrast in this pic is great!

Chad Oneil said...

Nice shadow in that image.

Dennis said...

Hi Moi..thanks for the comment at 'scribbleday'. I will publish more pics from here, to make your trip the earlier.

I like the contrast and the fact that its a faded leaf on the road arouses so many varied ideas...the video apart from the element of wait / gathering / the small boy..you seem to have good direction & editing skills too... way to go !!..

Sarad said...

that's a really nice shot. if it was for a movie, you could have got a spot light to get rid of the shadow :-)

Kerri said...

Yes, it did make me smile...so sweet :)
And so did your maple leaf. Beautiful!
We have so many of them here. I'd be very happy to share. Come and see NY State before you go to WA! :)

TBC said...

First time here. You have a fab blog. Your pictures are gorgeous & I love this one.
The video is so cute:-)

JAM said...

I love this photo. Really well done. Yep, thars maple in Florida. I've seen and photographed them too. At least I was in a nature park and they had a sign there to identify the trees as maple, otherwise I might have talked myself out of believing it.

Sandrine said...

It did warm my heart! Very cute!