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( your caption here ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100mm f/2 — 1/200 sec, f/16, ISO 1400 — full exif
( your caption here )

I was going to post this with a caption that I had in mind while taking it, but when I asked a friend how he'd caption it, he came up with something on a completely different tack that surprised me. So before I bias you with my caption or his, I thought I'd request others' thoughts, too.

So as not to prejudice later readers, I'll hold all comments in moderation for a day or so.

UPDATE: subbmitted suggestions are now showing below — Thanks! — and my followup post has desktop-background versions of the image, as well as my thoughts on the caption.


All 20 comments so far, oldest first...

Leafy Trail –

Very neat photos – I really enjoy seeing what’s next everyday – As an amateur photographer, You are one of those that I would really like to learn from. I now have the equipment, but the composition is what I am working on now. One of the things that I would love to read about, would be what your workflow is (from shoot to computer). The other question would be, what settings on your camera do you normally shoot with. I notice that you have a WB card with you at your last shoot. Really just wondering how you capture the richness of the colors.

I know that you may not have time to answer, due to the “busyness” of your schedule, just know that your work does not go un-admired. I will still keep looking everyday and try to figure out all of the intricacies of the art of photography. Thanks for all that you do!

Chad

— comment by Chad on December 14th, 2009 at 12:15am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

1. The original “Layered Look.”

2. A study in layers

3. “Strata”

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on December 14th, 2009 at 1:39am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

I see “layers” but I also see “elements”, maybe “element layers” or “elemental layers”? Very interesting photo. Good luck with the caption!

— comment by cliff on December 14th, 2009 at 1:49am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

I like “Streams” for this.

— comment by Steve Crane on December 14th, 2009 at 1:53am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

‘Fall strata’

— comment by ed on December 14th, 2009 at 2:12am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Immediate thought: strata.

— comment by kristin on December 14th, 2009 at 4:39am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

what is it? a path strewn with autum leaves??

the caption.I’ll probably go with ‘sleepy’ cos I’m seeing a sleeping face there ;D

— comment by aya on December 14th, 2009 at 5:19am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Le edge.

— comment by mmk on December 14th, 2009 at 9:55am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

“Colors in Motion”

“Stilllife in Motion”

“Aki no Kehai” 🙂

— comment by William on December 14th, 2009 at 10:54am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Multi Layered Fall

— comment by Roderick on December 14th, 2009 at 12:11pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

I really like it. I would go with “strata,” as in “geological.”

— comment by Zak on December 14th, 2009 at 2:04pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

“Layers”

— comment by Erik Tieltjes on December 14th, 2009 at 4:27pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Best I can manage is “Leaf Reef”.

Well, the maple leaves are a little bit like starfish…

— comment by Peter in Wales on December 14th, 2009 at 9:25pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Layers

— comment by Denis Pagé on December 14th, 2009 at 11:46pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Autumn, layered upon time

— comment by Paul C on December 15th, 2009 at 1:01am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Hello ,
Your photo immediatly suggested these Veraline’s verses:

“Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne
Blessent mon cœur d’une langueur monotone.”

They describe the atmosphere of your photo

It could be horribly translated by:
“The long complaints of Autumn Violins
Harm my heart by monotonous languor”

These Verlaine’s verses are famous , because they were broadcasted on BBC , June 5Th 1944

— comment by Herve on December 15th, 2009 at 1:44am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Organic Seven Layer Salad

— comment by Gary in GR on December 15th, 2009 at 2:25am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Horizontal Banding

The photo is strikingly odd because there is almost no sense of perspective; it appears two-dimensional. It’s as if someone took six textures, cut them into strips, and put them together. This would make a perfect desktop picture.

— comment by Andrew Shieh in Sunnyvale on December 15th, 2009 at 4:23pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

“Leaf Lemmings”

— comment by Michael on December 16th, 2009 at 4:48am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the many ideas… it’s wonderful to see others’ thoughts.

I’ve now posted a followup with my own ideas on the caption, as well as a bit about the location.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on December 16th, 2009 at 10:11pm JST (8 years ago) comment permalink
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