I think of late fall and winter as the brown seasons. The green and multicolored natural world of spring and summer goes monochrome – black, white, and browns all average to a soft light brown. Instead of flowers, I look for seeds in fall and winter. Foxtails have beautiful, graceful curves and make repetitive patterns that are photogenic.
It’s not late fall yet, but the field of foxtails I visited for this image has the look of that part of the year. It was late afternoon, I was looking at the grasses from different angles to the sun, backlit and sidelit. The surprise was the bright brown tone the out of focus background grasses made. These foxtails were upright, most of the others made arches over the ground: