Posted on November 8, 2018
The leaves this year do not seem as vibrant overall as other years. Plus it has been extremely rainy and gray. But there are spots of bright colors here and there. The background textures also added interest to the leaves.
Posted on November 5, 2018
Posted on December 27, 2016
Here are a few more Fall Leaf Still Life photos. These are how I found them, the way they fell naturally. I like looking for interesting leaf compositions, seeing different colors, textures and shapes and how they work with each other. I know we are now in Winter, but did not get a chance to post them before. All were shot with a Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens. Not the sharpest lens, but can focus fairly close-up and is 28% shorter than a normal 70-300mm lens. This was the 2nd DO lens from Canon. With the right post processing you can pull out quite a bit of detail.
Posted on December 17, 2016
The community we live in now have beautiful tree lined streets. Many of them are American Sweetgum trees. In the Fall, it is amazing the different colors of leaves in the same trees. The leaves are 5 pointed star shaped and in the same tree many different sizes, from small to large. They also have a hard multi-spiked fruit that looks like a spiked ball. These are from late fall so the leaves were getting scarce in the trees. Work sometimes gets in my way for posting here.
Posted on November 23, 2016
I went to a local nature area early in the morning to see what I could find. Just a few ducks and Canada Geese. But I liked the early morning light on the trails and leaves. The featured image was a 2 image shot that I took on the way in on the path. I had my 400mm expecting to photograph ducks and maybe an Egret or a Great Blue Heron. So I used my iPhone with the ProCamera app, In the HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode. It shoots 2 images and blends them together. You can do further editing in the app or I fine tune in Photoshop. The 2 images were then combined and stacked in Photoshop.
IPhone leaf (2 image) HDR image below.
Posted on November 27, 2015
The Fall Leaves are almost all down now and are looking dull and dried out. Saw these in the water and thought they looked interesting.
Posted on November 18, 2015
When walking around looking for leaf abstracts or still life subjects, I sometimes look for colors, shapes or textures that stand out from the usual Fall color images. Sometimes they are subtle in shapes or colors.