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Colour of Fall
Colour of Fall

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Challenge: Exposed (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Back yard
Date: Oct 6, 2003
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000s
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2003

A fallen leaf from my back yard. Shot in macro mode using Tiffen +10 macro filter. Cropped and adjusted contrast and brightness.

Place: 30 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.8112
Avg (commenters): 7.0833
Avg (participants): 5.5833
Avg (non-participants): 6.0423
Views since voting: 825
Votes: 143
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2003 06:14:45 PM
That's a beautiful leaf. While quite a dynamic shot, I think it could have been enhanced by cropping at the top apex of the leaf and the bottom left outcrop. This would increase the dynamism creating some negative space and 'confusing' the eye - could it be a flame - a strange white profile overlayed, etc.

Try it - it works for me just using my hands to mask portions of the bottom and right. Nice lighting and colour, although you could afford to slightly increase saturation - again to enhance what is already there.
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10/19/2003 05:48:29 PM
very good! Good light and good focus.
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10/17/2003 10:30:52 AM
Very nice. I like how the thin border is in proportion to the veins on the leaf. Interesting visuals created by the negative space. 9
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10/16/2003 10:27:10 PM
What a perfect leaf! And the cropping is well done except and this is nitpicky, the lower left point of the leaf looks like it got cut off. I know, I know, I'm sorry but the line on the leaf keeps drawing me there and with the others cropped so perfectly it just kinda jumps at me. I love the stark background really brings out the color of the leaf. I'm starting this at an 8 and I'll be back to see if that little point still gets to me or not.

Okay, I'm back and now that I look again, it's not really cut off at all, it's cropped really, really close! :) Raising this to a 10!
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10/16/2003 01:27:18 PM
This is beautiful. The simplicity of the leaf against the white background and the complexity of the veins in the leaf make it an awesome shot.
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10/15/2003 08:25:15 AM
At a time when the world is flooded with photos of whole forests in fall colors, the detail of a single leaf is a refreshing change - especially when it is this well lit and composed. I think a darker gray in the background would allevieate the amount of blank space at the top left.
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10/14/2003 10:10:20 PM
Beautiful leaf shot. The white background makes it jump out. I also think I understand the exposed aspect: the red color is exposed now that the chlorophyll has degraded. I also like that you shot this off center as well. Nicely done.
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10/14/2003 02:08:00 PM
The composition feels a bit tight since the edges of the leaf are touching the top, left, and bottom edges of the frame...
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10/14/2003 08:21:15 AM
Great composition and side lighting, that reveals the texture very well.
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10/13/2003 09:56:23 PM
Does not meet the challenge
10/13/2003 12:46:30 PM
Color and detail! Nice
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10/13/2003 10:27:24 AM
This gets a 10 from me! The simple elegance of this shot is wonderful. The negative space really caught my attention, then the pattern of the veins in the leaf compliment the shape of the leaf nicely. Well done!
JD Anderson
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10/13/2003 07:21:41 AM
Good Points: bg nice and white. good composition too!
Bad Points:image is too small and doesn't meet the challeneg very well IMHO.
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