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I found this leaf at work and thought it would make a good subject. Again I have struggled with composition and would welcome any advice or alternatives.
All comments regarding any element of the shot most welcome.
f/3.6, 1/80s, ISO 80
These are modifications uploaded by other members of the photo above. Download the photo by right clicking Download Photo and clicking Save As.
clever i like it
I love the depth of colour in this, and the detail, and the simplicity of the black background.
As for composition, by which I assume you mean the leaf's placement and orientation, it seems perfect to me.
To be honest, the only thing i could think of criticising would be the framing - a much thinner gold border would look great, I think.
Thanks for the comments guys, I'm still experimenting with frames.
Hi, Phil. Such a lovely subject, all those bright colours and holes, it's on the verge of becoming a skeleton. I am assuming, though am not 100% sure, that the end of the leaf is top right and that the stem would have been bottom left. As such, I would have had space top and right instead of bottom and left, so that the leaf is "pointing" into that space. I have done a modification where I rotated the leaf clockwise so that the diagonal of the centre almost goes corner to corner, then altered the space as suggested above. I did a few frames as suggestions, but I quite like my V3 frame where the leaf goes over the edge. In this one I also adjusted levels and sharpened.
Thanks Pamela, I actually meant for the leaf to hang from the top right and point into space but as you have quite correctly pointed out the stem would be on the opposite end. At least I got the idea right! Great mods as always but I especially like V3 as it seems to leap out of the screen more.
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