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Falling Leaves

By chrisfroud
It was really cold and frosty this morning so I went out with a couple of friends to take some photos. We went down to the river before sunrise but there was a severe lack of sun. I found this leaf and decided to use it in a 'wide angle' composition but for a change used a wide aperture to thrown the background out of focus and give the leaf more attention.

All comments appreciated!

1/30s @ f/4, 0.3 ND grad

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: John_Duckett, albi, ojjo and 35 more

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rosie42 15 7 Australia
25 Jan 2006 2:42AM
Effective use of selective colour - I like the strong sense of perspective and the positioning of the leaf within the frame. Well observed and captured ...

Susie :o)

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StevenHanna 17 296 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 2:48AM
Love what you've done with this Chris.
Composition & DOF are spot on. The low angle really forces the viewer to look at the leaf, which also stands out because of the use of selective colour.
Good work.

martinw 14 251 England
25 Jan 2006 3:08AM
Like it...

suregork 15 33 1 Finland
25 Jan 2006 3:26AM
fantastic.. well manipulated.. congrats on the hc..
adamburton 16 627 11 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 3:33AM
Works for me Chris. The leaf looks amazing and can definately hold the attention that is thrown on it by the b&w background.

dave thelens 16 936 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 3:54AM
It seem to work best in the large version ...
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 4:59AM
Truly amazing image. Well seen and taken.

TeresaH 15 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 5:02AM
Excellent, what an eye you have.
Blenkinsopp 14 320 4 England
25 Jan 2006 5:15AM
really effective
hayleyk 14 56 England
25 Jan 2006 5:58AM
Well thought out,Chris,interesting and effective.
Well done on the HC
25 Jan 2006 6:35AM
great image.. not sure about the border and have a dislike of graffitti cluttering up images.. like the technique

MilanaG 14 Bulgaria
25 Jan 2006 7:03AM
Good result...
lefty 15 2
25 Jan 2006 8:52AM
Excellent work, great shot
phil_1975 16 165 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 9:35AM
Cleverly done Chris, like it a lot. Well done on the HC.

dbqp 14 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 10:05AM
great stuff chris

IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 12:02PM
Exceptionally well done, Chris. So much to enjoy in this image, and the technique is masterful.
This is superb. Great composition and good use of dof.
sneazy 15 74 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2006 1:33PM
Works really well. Nice one.

DPWeeks 14 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 4:36AM
I like the detailing of the leaf, made bolder by the use of a slightly out of focus and B&W background. Great stuff
John_Duckett 15 386 2 Norfolk Island
27 Jan 2006 3:32AM
Fantastic work

chrisfroud 14 521
1 Feb 2006 4:34AM
Thanks everyone! And thanks for the HC Pete!

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