I won2nd Place
This is for the Seasons Collage contest by the Everything-Nikon Club...[link]
Everyone thinks of Southern California as a lush green paradise. In truth it is, by nature, a desert. Only where people live and import water is it green. This being so, we do not get the expanses of glowing autumn leaf color.
The far left photo shows the chaparral, grass and yucca of the typical foothill brush. But when water gathers, the sycamore and beech trees can grow as the far right photograph illustrates.
The center five are a collection of leaves as they float and pool in the corners of the creek.
In my collage I have attempted to show our fall color in all its subtle beauty.
Links to the original leaf deviations, clockwise from the top, left...
upper left: [link]