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Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
A leaf lies on a picnic table at Foster Park Thursday morning.

That First Fall Leaf

Camera: NIKON D3S

Shutter: 1/320 s

Aperture: f/8

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 1000

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 105 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

I walked around Foster Park this morning and came across this leaf on a picnic table. It's nothing fancy, just some nice light, texture and shadows and a longing for fall.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist