Along with the previous postings which are inside my Fall theme gallery, this one is a change from the perspective normal. When I walked into the row of trees I kept looking for interesting leaves in groupings. Seeing I am only shooting from about 7 feet away it became important to use a higher f stop and yet enough to throw the background leaves out of focus. You are looking at three different layers of fall branches. The red is crucial in setting up the background colors of the in focus leaves. There are few glare spots up top but that is minimal seeing I am almost shooting directly into the sunlight..but trying my best to keep the lens out of the direct light.
Now that I reflect on the result it seems I could have cropped the lower right yellow leaf out of the scene. At least I am predicting that Daniel Walsh will suggest it. Ah Dan beat you to it! So enjoy as is please. Its fall time and there is lots of color to capture. In my theme fall gallery I have a few other shots like this...but this one I like the best so far.
Just gotta keep shootin!
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Boots (495) 2006-10-18 0:22
You are prolific!
I think the bottom leaf is perhaps a tad distracting... is it legal here to soften just that leaf? That might do it.
Jityna (8) 2006-10-18 1:14
Gorgeous shot, colors and the crop also. All your "fall" pictures are beatiful, I can smell the atmosphere and wet in the air. TFS. Jityna
Traczewska (14) 2006-10-18 1:51
Unusual colours and the best sense of Autmun in the air.. Sunlight visible thanks to the leaves in the middle gives the warmth and cheerfulness.. nice time to walk, nice time to dream.. as you show, also, to make a pictures..
Best to Canada, Agnieszka
maki (0) 2006-10-18 6:02
The next beautiful autumnal impression. I like how the light is comming through those colourful leafs making a little bit nostalgic atmosphere. Wonderful red tones in the background too,
TheMystic (912) 2006-10-18 16:27
Great picture, Paul. Beautiful display of colors, light and shade, tastefully framed. I don't see how you could have cropped the l-r leaf without upsetting the composition balance, but blurring it as Andrew suggested maybe....
Kudos, this is a great collection!
Ulishna (2268) 2006-10-19 2:42
clean colors! Real autumn's tones, wonderful athmosphere.
Ann75 (0) 2006-10-19 14:58
Fantastic close up of these beautiful leaves and their stunning colours. The details in this shot are amazing and so beautifully captured. The array of colours is very beautiful here! Great composition with great use of light! Excellent work, Paul!
Stepan (27210) 2006-10-19 15:37
I'm discovering a lot of new interesting shots in your gallery... This one is simply beautiful with great colors (enhanced by the dof, producing this impressive red background) and soft light. Excellent close-up.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-10-20 17:27
the light and the colors make this shot a pleasure for the eyes.
Excellent sharpness on the leaves.
Maybe the sur-exposed part on the top can be removed (not all) with an other framing, see the WS.
jassy (1065) 2006-10-22 19:09
I like all of your Fall pictures (you have such gorgeous fall color in Canada!) but this one especially caught my eye. The composition is very good, and I like the backlighting of the leaves in the foreground and the blurring (as well as the vibrant red color) of the background. Very well done!
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 F4L, Digital ISO 100
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Fall Color [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 23:45
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