Assignment 22: Color Composition

This is my contribution to Scott’s Assignment 22: Color Composition. The assignment is to make new photos to share showing how color is used for composition.  I didn’t have to go very far looking for colors, the banana tree was from my garden. I chose the autumn leaves as my background, shot at f/4 to achieve a nice bokeh effect.  I then cropped the image slightly using the rule of thirds. I chose the green and red orange colors combination to show how the season has changed, from green in Spring to red orange in Autumn. This is the last assignment for the year and it is due on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, I hope you will participate and share your photos.

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Autumn Blaze Maple Tree

We didn’t have a chance to head up the mountain to see the fall colors, and after looking around I realized that we didn’t have to go far to see the autumn color. Bo planted this Maple tree several years back and it has gotten real tall this year.

Photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

My Fall Garden Update

My banana tree is very tall and the leaves would have covered the whole garden if I were to photograph from the top of the tree down.

It is time to bring it inside and this time I have a couple new young plants.

The Kaffir lime tree needs to come inside also.  This year it has gotten a lot bigger and it’s about time to change it into a bigger pot.

It’s amazing to see that certain vegetables do so well in this cooler weather. These are my Romaine lettuce that I planted several weeks back.


My Brussels sprout plants that I planted back in the spring have grown new leaves.


Green onions

It is also time to harvest all the chili peppers before the first frost.

I think I will miss having fresh Thai basil the most.

I was surprised to see a string bean flower blooming at this time of the year.

I also have to net proof my fish pond from the falling leaves.  I’m actually late in doing it, I should have done this 2 weeks ago.  Time flies and it is the end of October already.