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Winterleaves

Leaves on Snow

Winterleaves

I have a thing about leaves. I am fascinated by them. There was a time when easily 80% of the images I made were of leaves. This is the last leaf photo I made; it was taken last winter. I found the composition attractive. I like the way the small leaf overlays the larger one, and the way they are somewhat sunken in the  crust of the snow.

The important thing in this shot was the framing. I used the rule of thirds and offset the main part of the larger leaf, and let the stem lead the eye down across the frame to it. I then spot metered the snow and opened up 1-1/2 stops to make the snow white. Post processing included curves, saturation, vibrance and clarity adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Sometimes just looking at your feet will yield a reward.

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One response

  1. John Patterson

    Nice work Jim! I look forward to seeing others! Keep shootin!
    J-

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    October 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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