Yes in Berlin are many such nice Trees Platanen planted around Apartments in the inner City area They give nice shade and fresh Air.
Many times black and white( and yes grey too) is much more intense and eye catching to look at. This shot proves the point. Its beautiful,really beautiful. Joy Saldanha.
Beautiful photo! Amazing and magic that I can see vivid colour of the leaves in spite of the photo being black and white...!
The colours of maple leaves in autumn are vibrant and vivid. The mood within the Jewish Museum is sombre and respectful. The choice of black and white for this shot is perfect. It is as if the colours have been bled from the leaves in deference to the lives that were cut short by the holocaust.
Sometimes the whole context of a photo needs to be considered. In this case the museum is the unseen object that casts a long shadow over the photo. This fact elevates this photo from a good shot to a great shot. It is a subtle and intelligent photo. Congratulations Mr Connolly on photo of the day.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 9/10 zoom lenses
The vertical symmetry makes for a pleasing composition and the choice of B&W enhances the image.
The bowl-like structure of the tree branches makes it appear, particularly in the central tree, like the leaves are contained in a transparent orb.
Ahhh trees, ...true natural beauty. Doesn't matter if it's a black and white photograph or color, just naturally beautiful! Great photograph Mr. Connolly.