Monday, November 19, 2007

Still More Leaves

SupportI've been taking more photos of autumn leaves. Many of the leaves are falling and there are lots of shapes and colors to choose from. I press some and let some dry and curl naturally.

Last year Dianne clued me in to looking at the back of leaves. The shot at the right is the back of a curled leaf taken with two flashes at grazing angles to emphasize the texture. The leaf structure really pops out in this shot.

There are two curled maple leaves below. The last shot is a close up of a leaf that was pressed flat while drying. The flashes were placed behind the leaf so most of the light is transmitted through the leaf. That really brings out the color, the imperfections, and the vein structure.

Click on any image to see a larger version in Flickr. They are all in my 2007 leaf set.

Curled 2



1 comment:

Dianne said...

I really like the second photo, but the curled up bit in the lower foreground kind of bothers me. I think it'd look cool if you had a version cropped to show just a part of the upper left area. It would be a bit more abstract and activate the negative space for a more dynamic composition.