Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand
For this week’s challenge, we want you to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning.
GRAND doesn’t necessarily have to be big. And early this fall when all the leaves had fallen to the ground I looked up at the top branches of the tall maple tree in the backyard and saw this single leaf clinging to the branch. Immediately I thought of the O. Henry short story The Last Leaf published back in 1907. The story is only five pages long, but it has been adapted for radio, television and several motion pictures. Last night, we had our first snow fall of the season. It wasn’t very impressive locally. And this morning when I looked up in the tree, the leaf was still there. I’m sure that it is Berhman’s masterpiece.
“Look out the window, dear, at the last ivy leaf on the wall. Didn’t you wonder why it never fluttered or moved when the wind blew? Ah, darling, it’s Behrman’s masterpiece – he painted it there the night that the last leaf fell.”