The contrast between the upright slender maple trunks with these two new shoots aglow in the evening sun caught my eye. Very little processing was required to present this photo. Should these two shoots be noticed by the tree farmer they are subject to being removed. But for now they stand in their fall glory isolated from the rest. Enjoy!
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feelthespirit (7) 2006-10-30 18:42
This it wonderful!
And the light on the leaves. What a color!
jwmunro (286) 2006-10-30 18:48
Hello Paul -
Very nice and very fall image. I like the contrast of the maple leaves against the dark background of the maple saplings. You have minimized the sky so that what is showing is not distracting from the main element. The back lighting of the leaves provides texture and depth to the leaves. It is a very pleasing composition and the PP addition of a dark border enhances the impact of the image. All of the technical stuff seems to be spot on. Well done!!
Thank you for sharing
Robbienight (621) 2006-10-30 18:48
Excellent image, I like the strong colour of the leaves, in contrast with the dark small trees.
Good light and focusing also, well done!
Clairedelune (4923) 2006-10-30 18:59
We see many, many beautiful pictures of the Fall season these days. But I have to say that this one is one of the most beautiful I saw. Sometimes, Simplicity is the heart of Beauty. Rich and deep red against the dark trunk. Excellent framing: the diagonal, the minimalist elements, the white sky that we only get a glimpse. There also an emotion in this photo. Nostalgia maybe?
Great one Paul.
martburn (533) 2006-10-30 19:16
Standout shot, whether you hunted the subject or just happened on it, you made the max out of it, very striking
colinb (1590) 2006-10-30 19:38
Wow, great shot. Love the isolation of those incredibly red leaves. Well done!
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-10-30 20:05
Lovely isolation indeed. Wonderful framing. The peeping colorful leaves create a major impact. Good colors. Best wishes. Danilo
Cormac (26565) 2006-10-30 21:00
Amazing shot Paul! The backlighting on the leaves is wonderful, really kicking the colour up to another level and making the leaves stand out against the dark background. I like those tree trunks too, which almost look like a bamboo wall they are so close together. Beautiful!
Floydian (30970) 2006-10-30 22:53
You got a good eye for detail in the landscape. Most people would not see this at all.
Wonderful composed and exposed, light is great on the red leaves. A strong contrast image together with an excellent composition.
zenskat (656) 2006-10-30 23:17
Paul, i am very impressed by this simple and striking image, a wonderful example of where only colour can give life to an image. Like a Zen painting, the beauty here is the simplicity. Vertical lines of the tree trunks accentuate the placement of these amazingly vivid leaves, which stand out magnificently from the dark background, luminescent from backlight and glowing in all their short lived blood red glory.
crettaz (2767) 2006-10-31 2:31
Très belle photo avec la couleur rouge des feuilles qui ressort très bien par rapport a la couleur sombre des branches.
Quentin (5280) 2006-10-31 3:04
Woow! This is one of the best automnal shot that I've seen this
last few days. The light the colors and compo are wonderfull!
Great picture Paul !
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-10-31 4:38
Fantastic Work Paul, simply perfect the way how you have composed, great idea and artistic approach... compliments!!
have a nice day,
efigesta (12188) 2006-10-31 5:07
so lovely shot here, the pov and colors so amazing, the nature in his best
goodwill (4226) 2006-10-31 5:47
What a irresistible shot Paul? Colours and colours all the way. This is a beautiful paintings with vertical stems and blood red leaves illuminated from the background.
Glint (6171) 2006-10-31 5:58
well spotted. This is a very attractive composition. I really like it when a photographer uses hih/her eye rather than just the camers (if you se what I mean!).
lasscor (7640) 2006-10-31 7:22
Wonderful artistic, minimalist, autumnal black and red composition.
Nice contrast between red leaves and black trunks.
Great pov, framing, colours, light and sharpness.
lolo73 (969) 2006-10-31 15:25
Amazing this composition... Leaves colours are so beautiful and very nice perspective.
gramma (3519) 2006-10-31 15:29
Very nice colors and composition. I like particularly the contrast of the red leafs with the darkness of the rest of the picture. Excellent work, congratulations !
prezntime (3946) 2006-10-31 18:05
Wonderful Paul. This is a superb fall capture. Sometimes it is tempting to try to get the big scene...all of the different trees and their respective colors, it can be too much and you loose the impact. Here you've taken the simple approach, just a few leaves is blazing color...just excellent. I see you're getting close to your stated goal of capturing the last leaf on the tree.
mumek (20202) 2006-10-31 19:42
Good evening Paul!
Super composition with great colours and light.
Very artistic work!! You captured a beauty of Canadian autumn.Congratulations.
Emile (20352) 2006-10-31 23:17
This is a great shot with excellent colors contrast between the beautiful red of the leaves and the dark trunks, very good composition, nice perspective and good autumn scene.
Very well done. TFS.
banyanman (7789) 2006-11-01 8:14
You seem to have been experimenting a bit lately, Paul, with these images containing graphical elements and your 'trademark' backlighting. This is one of the best in that category that you have posted. Superbly composed and great control of the light as usual. Cheers . . . David
Ann75 (0) 2006-11-01 13:38
It's amazing how you can make such a stunning shot out of something this simple! The lighting here is excellent and brings out the bright colour of the red maple leaves. The tree trunks give a nice depth! Great composition and excellent work, Paul!
john_c (24666) 2006-11-02 10:17
One of your best autumn shots ever posted. The lighting, the contrast, and the symmetry of the tree trunks are all superb. Congratulations on this capture. The strewn leaves visible on the ground further enhance. Keep well...
dazza (61) 2006-11-02 18:57
Beautiful shot. Really caught my eye. Nice composition as the trunk leads up the picture and the red has a great impact
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-03 4:00
Hi Paul, just discovered your great gallery!
this one is simply W O N D E R F U L !!!
so high contrast, the lights, the contrast of colours!!
IN MY FAV 2
ciao from Italy!
TheMystic (912) 2006-11-03 16:53
I am way behind on my critiques, but have to get points in on this superb picture. Your mastery of light shows well here.
cherubin (1971) 2006-11-05 8:50
excellent photo, with many levels of contrast, light-shadow, trunks and leafs, colours-shadows etc.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-05 12:35
superb the light on these red leaves !
What a contrast with the dark trees.
They seem to be in prison.
An excellent fall shot.
rosaline (0) 2006-11-08 3:36
This is a stunning shot because of the way you have captured the light on the maple leaves. The red colour contrast sharply and impressively with the tree trunks. The depth of the shot is superb, as it is accentuated by the repetition of the trunks. Good framing and nice exposure control. Well done.
lucinka (9976) 2006-11-10 6:54
Paul, excellent autumn catch!! Very good choice for those maple trunks in row with beautiful detail of those lovely red leaves that perfectly stand out. Well done. Lucie
xsanthos (275) 2006-11-14 2:14
Waaooee, super color... Great work... Congratulations !
pasternak (15185) 2006-11-14 4:38
Hi Paul, a pleasure to visit your gallery. Your series about autumn leaves is really impressive, and this shot in particular is stunning, the title describes its essence perfectly, light does isolate these leaves from all the rest, and I like your tight crop and the ordered background of the trunks. Very well done indeed.
branley (3681) 2006-11-22 15:28
lovely contrast between the isolated red leaves and the dark tree trunks. The image is incredibly simple yet so stylish. You have a good eye for picking these sort of shots Paul. A really fine capture.
lordhoth (93) 2008-01-09 11:28
Great Pic! It jumps right at you in a subtle way . Noot in the form of hey look at me...
Keep on shooting...
culp (224) 2008-01-09 11:55
Very eye catching I like the coloring alot.
Shadowing is nice as well on the leaves.
CLODO (35122) 2009-12-04 0:01
On the front page of TE, this picture attracts me by its graphism and the stong contrats between the black trunks and the vivid red of the leaves.
nanor (130) 2009-12-04 0:12
La composition est très originale. J'aime beaucoup les contrastes entre la raideur des troncs d'arbre qui sont aussi sombre et la légèreté et la brillance des feuilles. Magnifique, bravo. Bonne journée. Marine
The composition is very original. I love the contrast between the stiffness of logs that are too dark and the lightness and brightness of the leaves. Magnifique, bravo. Good day. Marine
olive224 (2719) 2010-12-05 2:47
Oh yes !
The leaves are nothing without the trunks behind who allow this wonderful light !
Could you precise the processing ?
dudipeter (285) 2012-11-07 11:40
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- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 F4L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fall Color, brevbrev14 FAV.2, CLODO's SELECTION III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-30 18:32
- Favorites: 8 [view]