Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into extremely thin sheets and is often used for gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. 22-karat yellow gold is the most commonly used.
Gold leaf is sometimes confused with metal leaf but they are different products. The term metal leaf is normally used for thin sheets of metal of any color that do not contain any real gold. 24 Karats is pure gold. Real yellow gold leaf is about 92% pure gold. Silver colored white gold is approximately 50% pure gold.
Layering gold leaf over a surface is called gold leafing or gilding. Traditional water gilding is the most difficult and highly regarded form of gold leafing. It has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years and is still done by hand...etc...W..
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jemaflor (79908) 2012-03-22 12:48
Nice pov on these yellow leaves, well seen and taken, tfs.
mesutilgim (79278) 2012-03-22 12:50
Hello dear Georgios,
What a nice capture with this dominating tree (is it a fig ?) with beautiful golden folliage.
TFS and best regards
diomed (13926) 2012-03-22 12:56
a tree with fantastic colors ( gold leaf ). A close up with a daily life scene very dynamic with the 2 childs and the cycles. Good sharpa and POV. Well done.
Gigidusud (13151) 2012-03-22 13:33
Beautiful tree with nice colors.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-22 14:05
a beautiful impression with attractive composition, great colours and details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
emka (72138) 2012-03-22 15:06
Are all these leaves of gold? Then the tree is very precious :). I saw much of golden leaves in Myanmar, they are used there in many places of worship. I was also in a worksop when they were made. it was a view like fro m mnany centuries, incredible hard work.
Nice shot and idea
mauro61 (52623) 2012-03-22 15:36
discorsi tra ragazzi come tanti ce ne sono e ce ne saranno.
Biciclette ferme a dare l'idea dell'esterno di una scuola.
Mi piace la resa dorata delle foglie dell'albero,
lousat (71343) 2012-03-22 15:40
Hi Geo,a very nice memory of the last autumn,i like the hard light on the yellow leaf to create this brilliant effect,nice lot of colors made by the bikes,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-22 19:27
I love the POV with bikes and riding path surrounded by beautiful colors and homes. Very nice lighting on tree showing brilliance of color. Love it Georgios!!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-03-23 4:48
The autumn scene is bright. The composition is enhanced by this remarkable foliage. The quality is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (53653) 2012-03-23 5:55
Un beau petit retour sur l'automne. Les couleurs sont vives et belles.
Cricri (100243) 2012-03-25 22:03
Un joli éclat de ces feuilles d'or qui garni le haut de l'image, un retour en automne toujours agréable a voir
danyy (0) 2012-03-28 1:22
beaucoup de couleurs pour cette photo qui va être suivie par une pluie de clichés en B&W. Magnifiques teintes d'automne, très lumineuses.
Dommage pour ce bout de voiture en bas à droite.
ikeharel (51389) 2012-03-28 5:55
The tree with golden leaves provide a nice decoration, as the kids even not aware of that - keep minding their own business / play...
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-22 12:45