This redhead and her outfit are so down my alley. Similar hair-length, though different shade of red, she looks quite lovely in the white blouse and fitting blue jacket. Well warmed against the autumn weather like that and with browned leaves falling, I’d dance with joy too.
It’s a lovely photo, with her extended hands, the slightly blurred falling leaves, and the very shallow focus which blurs out the old brick buildings behind her. It hints at a story of the red headed girl and makes you want to know more about who she is why she’s dancing.
A girl can never have too many shoes, it would seem, and at least a few of us can never have too many red shoes. For those of us who are lovers of red shoes, this photograph is a virtual pictorial paradise. This is quite the collection of crimson footwear, including a strappy stiletto, several open toed slip-ons, shapely heeled shoes, a red leather moccasin, a red converse running shoe, and my personal favourite, a heeled red leather boot. Any shoe lover would be quite satisfied with this collection and any red shoe fan would be quite over the moon about it. Our congratulations and respect to the original owner. Never has a more fashionable replacement of red autumn leaves laid out on grass been conceived.
The beauty is in the details. This great shot of a few brown and red autumn leaves fallen on to one of those bracket mushrooms or toadstools that grow off the side of fallen barks, is a study in showing just enough. We can see the great textures of the leaves and the mushroom, the bright red colour of the one leaf, and the rest is beautifully out of focus. There are hints of a rocky ground and the woods surrounding us, but only a hint, and that makes this image better.
You’ve seen a million pictures of autumn leaves before, but what makes this one special is the red door in the distance, outside the depth of field of the shot. Excellent touch that adds a sense of place and some intrigue.