With a shallow depth of field I managed to throw all details in the maple tree row into a blur in order to highlight the details of this maple branch capturing some backlight. Another capture for my fall color theme. I think the leaves are almost completely fallen here in BC other than a few more stubborn maples, who refuse to give in for winter. Ah the last few days of fall. What a wonderful season it has been. Enjoy!
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SamB (1948) 2006-11-14 23:09
Nice work--i really like your DOF work on this one. You nailed the focus on the nearest leaf, and also positioned it in the position of greatest contrast to the background. Very well thought out and organized piece.
Ann75 (0) 2006-11-14 23:17
Oh hello again Paul,
Another beautiful shot of those wonderful red leaves! I love this one as well with so much details and such sharpness against the blurred background. Great composition and excellent colours! Fantastic work, Paul!
PS: I see you are in Chilliwack again...hope you enjoyed your trip to space among all those good looking people! Hahahaha!
dhurjati (2709) 2006-11-15 0:09
Lovely take this is.The shallow DOF has created wonders to the outcome of this snap.Great colours of the leaves.The blurry b/g effect is wonderful.The light and sharpness is topclass.A+ photography.
Greetings from India,
daddo (24964) 2006-11-15 0:13
Hi Paul. Nice work with the blurred background and the strong colours of the leaves.Lovely balanced composition.Serene. I tried too to capture the Autumn mood with varying success. Regards. Klaudio.
partha (14020) 2006-11-15 0:33
Excellent dof control. I like the muted colour tone. Nice composition and good use of foreground.
Benedict (7076) 2006-11-15 1:38
the bright red color of the leaves and the blurry background bring out sharpness and awe!! deserves a 10 greener smileys!!
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-11-15 1:57
Nice shot Paul;
The leaves are well presented against the bokeh. I prefer this shot to the others in that the backdrop is nicely lit. Very intricate frame.
Nice work Paul.
(P.S.- the branch could be a bit more 'level' here... ;-p )
fayeulle (27827) 2006-11-15 2:17
Excellent soft bokeh as background but perfect details of the leaves as foreground. Great artistic shot. Nice work
jasmis (57900) 2006-11-15 3:41
Interesting composition with fine DOF. Real autumn. Thanks for sharing. Regards.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-11-15 3:55
Hi Paul. Great capture. The backlight has really worked a treat here, it has given the stalk a highlight along its top edge which makes for a 3D effect. Well spotted and thanks for sharing.
siolaw (38290) 2006-11-15 5:26
A nice autumn leaves series, with great light and colors, superb BG bokeh
Pitoncle (3745) 2006-11-15 5:51
C'est très bien composé et cadré ; les couleurs sont superbes.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
kael29 (902) 2006-11-15 7:07
un super travail sur la profondeur de champ et ce rouge lumineux donnent au final une image sublime.
jjcordier (77508) 2006-11-15 8:48
Le bas de l'image est splendide avec des couleurs extraordinaires. Je suis un peu gèné par la tache blanche trop grande en haut.
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-15 17:20
Hello dear Paul,
with one word: breathtaking.
A very fine way of shooting these maple leaves. The shallow dof and the backlighting again works wonders.
Good night from Ottawa,
PS Will bring back a green smiley
lasscor (7640) 2006-11-19 14:28
Wonderful colorful autumnal composition,
full of simplicity and softness.
Wonderful red colors, wonderful light on the leaves.
Nice blurred background.
Emile (20350) 2006-11-19 16:43
Another superb picture of those beautiful autumn leaves, you were able to catch it with great details, lighting and sharpness. Very good point of view. Good DOF.
Well done and TFS.
sothy81 (9568) 2006-11-20 22:31
Hi Paul, this is such a wonderful picture. A lovely one. Great color of the leaves and the background light is awesome. Simply in focus and beautiful. Good work. Sothy
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fall Color [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-14 23:02