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Ode to the Fallen | by S_Freer
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Ode to the Fallen

This shot was so rigged it isn't funny... There was one small puddle on the road through the park here and a whole ton of various leaves to choose from. I chose a small red maple leaf and strategically placed it so that the light provided the optimum reflection and clicked away. Then I had myself a party in Elements and this is the result. I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.

As an aside note, while I was processing this shot, the fallen leaf, the red of said leaf, and the whole thing somehow brought to mind that Remembrance day is soon upon us here in Canada. Therefore, the fallen, the red and the connection to the red poppy, fallen soldiers and so on.. hence the title. It's because of them that we have the freedom we so take for granted today. It's because of those over in the middle east now that so many more have hope...and so many here at home... mourn for their fallen.

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Taken on November 8, 2010