Leaves (and a note about color, contrast, and composition)

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Following my interest in photographing the forest floor I took a number of photographs of leaves on the ground. Last year I saw similar shots of fallen leaves by others which I admired,and some, which did not work. In those that did not work, I found there was too little color or else the subject was color and only color. Secondly, no effort was made to distinguish one leaf from another and the composition had no unifying link. The photograph above has a color range that is part of the composition, the leaves stand out, and I think the composition is coherent, even if not strictly by the rules.

11 responses

  1. Pat

    A very lovely, natural looking scene.

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    March 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

  2. Beautiful tones to this Viktor 🙂

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    March 25, 2014 at 11:07 am

  3. And don’t forget that little slug in the upper right hand corner to add some animal interest! 🙂

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    March 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    • Now that is embarrassing. Never noticed it until now. Had I done so I might have done his portrait!

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      March 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  4. Photos close to home

    Tack sharp, too.

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    March 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  5. mk

    Thanks for the tips on selecting the scene & the image. Very helpful. I always read your hints.

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    March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

    • Glad you like them. I am trying to find time to do more.

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      March 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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