Sunday, October 7, 2012

Macro Monday - Ghost of a Leaf

I just come back from a week away in the Grampians - a national park about 3 hours to the west of Melbourne.  Spring sunshine, cool nights and lots of walks.  It was great week.

This image is of the pattern that a small twig and leaves made when it was covered by the white paint in the middle of a bike track. I don't know how old the paint was, but the whole thing looked crisp.  Once we noticed this one, we found a few others, but none were as complex as this.



I'll post more Grampians images as the week goes on - but you can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups!

17 comments:

Fun60 said...

A piece of art!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Amazing!

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty. like a fabric pattern.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I think road workers should make a point of doing this when paining lines on the roadway.

Sylvia K said...

What a great capture, Stewart!! A fun piece of art it is indeed!! Have a great week!!

amanda said...

This is such a lovelier discovery than the deceased raccoon that made our regional news recently, when it received a fresh coat of paint from a highway painting crew! :)
We have a perfect imprint left from a leaf that landed when we were pouring concrete for our garage - I always love noticing it on the floor.
What fun, noticing the stenciled leaves along your pathway!

Andrea said...

You are too observant to have found it, and now it has a new life of its own! Lovely

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific work here.... just great!!

Katrin Klink said...

I always like yopur pictures, but this one is absolutely stunning!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Wow, that is really beautiful. Fantastic find.

Kerri said...

Oh I love it! What a great find!

bailey-road.com said...

A fantastic find! I love it.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, what a great find!! Love the detail of the leaf in the paint. Fun fun fun! Hope you have a great week. Look forward to your Grampians pics. :)

edenhills said...

How observant to notice this! It really is pretty neat that it was perserved so perfectly.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty! Much more interesting than the boring white lines! *Ü*

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow ~ great discovery and excellent photo ~ (A Creative Harbor)

TheChieftess said...

An unusual capture Stewart!!!