Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maple Leaves

Taken this past Saturday at Lost Maples Natural Area in Vanderpool, Texas . At some point during the outing I removed my wide angle to normal zoom and replaced it with my 100-400 telephoto zoom to focus on taking more detail oriented shots. Since I had found myself in an area where the vistas just weren't what I had hoped they would be (read as: Texas isn't New England when it comes to Fall colors) I hoped to save the day by switching tactics and photographing more detailed shots. I intentionally simplified this shot (removed details) and added saturation (pushed the colors) in post-processing so that the emphasis would be on the shapes of the Maple leaves and the fall colors. Hope you like it!

Title: "Maple Leaves"

Shot data: 1/40s f/5.0 at 190.0mm iso800
Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom
Post-processing: Adobe Camera Raw > Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin


Doug Haass said...

Okay, my favorite by far. I love the composition here. The brilliant fall colors against the dark OOF background sets this whole scene for me. Great job Barry.

Larry said...

I agree with Doug. Nice shot with pleasing color combinations and texture. Good choices on the post-processing.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Doug and Larry!

I wasn't sure if anyone would like this one as much as I do so I really appreciate your comments!


Doug Haass said...

I meant to add I liked the blue colors in the background too. The tone of colors within the photograph just drew my eye in and out of the photo.

Anonymous said...

Ditto...good group of colors with a surprising dap of blue which I like.
David A.

Larry J. Patrick said...

It is amazing how photographs of simple thing in nature can be so powerful. The colors are wonderful.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Doug (agian), David and Patrick!

I'm regretting now that I didn't make more images like this one. Oh and learn.