Once during field-work, high in Albanian mountains, I experienced the most saturated autumn foliage colors ever. The weather was 'bad'. The working team decided to chat and drink tea in a remote guard cottage in the middle of nowhere. It drizzled and the mountain was in clouds and fog. However, the cloudes above us were not thick and this created an intense diffuse light which gave incredibly saturated colors to wet autumn foliage. I left the cottage and fell in a miraculous color world which I will never forget.
The slide is nearly ideally exposed. So, all what was done digitally in Corel PhotoPaint is slight cropping, resampling to 800pix width, and sharpening by unsharp mask 54%, 2 radius. JPEG level 70.
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CedarBough (74) 2003-03-01 7:00
Colors are brilliant, the leaves lovely, unfortunately the composition is unbalanced, quite bottom heavy. I think that to get closer and isolate on groups of leaves would have been nice, or to get farther back and include the ground, which i presume would also have been a dull color, which would have balanced the duller colors in the top of the shot.
AleksandraRadon (43) 2003-04-25 5:22
this one gaves gdet contrast to the gray wood...it makes everything looks so lovely!
moi (146) 2003-09-26 13:59
mdchachi (1617) 2003-11-26 13:52
Yes, brilliant colour -- especially considering there is no sunlight used to bring it out. I think a closer shot with more detail and greater DOF would have a great impact.
light (865) 2004-01-06 20:06
Beautiful game of colors, good composition, lovely. Yes .. colors here are beautiful, you don't need anything more, just stare the riot of redish leaves.
Hanssie (10273) 2004-07-30 13:10
Well, this autumn, wonderful leaves in fine colours, Amadej !
misha81 (332) 2004-11-01 10:32
we have got the same colours in poland, we call it 'gold polish autumn'
anthonyasael (718) 2005-03-26 7:23
Great composition and game of Colors !