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green leaf

By petemasty
fallen leaf in local park.Rather than stage the shot I left the leaf where it was and composed the shot as best I could. So, more an exercise in composition really with the focus on the central stalk of the leaf. Constructive feedback would be very helpful indeed.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Angi_Wallace, Image123, TyChee and 1 more

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2 Oct 2009 9:55AM
nice image

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2009 8:10PM
The focus on the centre of the leaf works ok, Pete, but it's not my preference. I'd rather see the whole leaf, or even one side of it, in focus, and a bit of an angle on it, because I think that works better. By photographing this from the side, you'd have some of the background in focus with the rest tailing off and out of focus. This, to me, is just a bit "straight on", if you know what I mean. Compositionally, placing the leaf on the diagonal works well, but you have both ends of the leaf going out of the frame, which looks more like a mistake than an intentional composition. However, if you take the top third off the image, it looks better, maybe because you then have a closer image that looks far more intentional. So, as it stands, I would crop the top and right.
petemasty 9 155 England
7 Oct 2009 12:50PM
thanks for the comments pamela and Image. I shall take heed.

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