The sidewalk is my canvas.

The sidewalk is my canvas; leaf stains are my brushes and paints. The following abstract photos of leaf stains remind me of paintings by Jackson Pollock, an American artist who participated in the abstract expressionism movement.


The preceding gallery shows leaf stains on a concrete sidewalk. Many of the stains were made by Maple tree (Acer sp.) leaves, as indicated by the “helicopter” seeds on the sidewalk (annotated in Photo 2 of 2).


The preceding gallery shows pine needle “leaf” stains on a concrete sidewalk. Photo 1 of 3 was cropped to create a “painting” canvas; Photo 3 of 3 is the original photograph. Photo 2 of 3 was annotated to highlight pine needles on the sidewalk.

Tech Tips: The preceding photos were post-processed using Apple “Aperture,” a professional-grade tool for organizing and adjusting photos. Apple “Preview” was used to annotate some photos.


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