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Autumn Flow

Mark Papke

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Orange Park, FL - United States

Beautiful image! Terrific water! v/L

Chicago, IL - United States

back to fav and tweet!

Lexington Park, MD - United States

This makes me want to just sit by the water all day. Simply lovely

Rochester, Ne - United States


Montague, NJ - United States

very nice v

Tucson, AZ - United States

Beautiful =)

Dallas, TX - United States

The water stream is perfectly captured. V

Fullerton California, ca - United States


Kelowna, BC - Canada

Great capture Mark V/F

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Congratulations on your feature in our Art Shoppe Cafe group.

Dublin - Ireland

Lovely photo - love the flow of the water! voted

Perham, MN - United States

Stunning capture Mark. I love autumn. Gallery #4 Voted

Haifa - Israel

Beautiful capture!

New Orleans, La - United States

beautiful Fall colors voted tweet facebook

Union Dale, PA - United States

Hi Mark nice capture Voted ... Elaine

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Revisiting Mark for gallery CFC group F/T/FB/G+ promotions

Thunder Bay, ON - Canada

Mark this is just so beautiful I love the colors and the flowing water Voted and Favorite

Oxnard, CA - United States

Perfect, just a great shot. Love what you did to capture the water movement.

Rochester, Ne - United States


Young Harris, GA - United States

Another really lovely shot, Mark! f/v gallery 4 cfc

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Mark, this is a beautiful FALL season photograph. love it! saw this in the Gallery 4 in our CFC group. V/F/FB/T/G+ promotions.

Murphy, NC - United States


Morpeth, No - United Kingdom

Lovely colours and water movement! V

Puyallup, WA - United States

Love your wateer shots.. v

Orchard Park, NY - United States

nice tones vtd

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Beautifully captured. v

Scotts Valley, CA - United States

Great water capture! Voted, g+1, twitter CFC gallery 4

Catskill, NY - United States

Beautiful capture Mark.v/fb

Northridge, CA - United States

Mark, just another amazing shot that leaves no room for words to comments..Super image..V,F,T) For Gallery 4

Lexington Park, MD - United States

Very nice! I love the colors of the leaves!

Auburn, PA - United States

Wonderful Autumn colors Mark - Love the flow of the water - Dave - V/F/P

Holbrook, MA - United States

Very nicely done - voted & faved

Newnan, GA - United States


Chicago, IL - United States

This is lovely Mark! f/v

Bulli , Ne - Australia

love this Mark f/v

Fort Worth, TX - United States

great job on the water. V

Stroud, Gl - United Kingdom

Lovely autumnal scene. v

Puyallup, WA - United States

Nicely captured. v

Fort Myers, FL - United States

So beautiful. v

Monroe, CT - United States


Lauderdale Lakes, FL - United States

Love the tones and the serenity. v

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An autumn scene taken at Taughannock Falls State Park, Ulyses, NY.
We all enjoy the colors of autumn leaves. The changing fall foliage never fails to surprise and delight us. Did you ever wonder how and why a fall leaf changes color? Why a maple leaf turns bright red? Where do the yellows and oranges come from? To answer those questions, we first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.
Leaves are nature's food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. Oxygen is a gas in the air that we need to breathe. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar is called photosynthesis. That means "putting together with light." A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.
As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees "know" to begin getting ready for winter.
During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.

The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color. The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.

It is the combination of all these things that make the beautiful fall foliage colors we enjoy each year.


September 14th, 2012


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