Connie Reinhart  

Indications of Fall by Connie Reinhart

October 2019 - Indications of Fall

About the Image(s)

Virginia creeper is very common around here. It turns a dramatic crimson in the fall and looks especially beautiful against a natural background like tree bark, stone, and even old buildings. It was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II set at ISO 400, f/6.3 for 1/250 sec. It was processed in Topaz Studio Classic using basic adjustment to set black and white points, AI clear, HSL color tuning, precision contrast, and a slight emphasis on edges.

3 comments posted

Ally Green   Ally Green
A nice composition...feel there is a serene quality about it. I like the colours and you are right the Virginia Creeper is beautiful against your background. I like the way you have taken the photo enhancing the horizontal lines of what looks like a fence or is it bark? Nice diffused light also. Only thing i would have done is to remove or photoshop the twig that is dangling down on the me its a bit distracting from this lovely image.   Posted: 10/07/2019 13:58:22
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I like the dangling left twig and how it sort of frames and points to the main subject. For me the distracting thing is the tiny bit of bright orange/red leaf at the very left. That is what pulls my eye to the edge and makes me pause a split second. Does anyone else notice that?   Posted: 10/12/2019 13:17:21

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Sure does indicate fall! The drama is the color. Wow! I like the slanted aspect of the background. I know I would've kept it completely vertical and thereby created a static image! I think those 2 thin twigs on either side help frame the leaves and keep our eye on them. I find myself repeatedly looking at what I'd call 2 distractions, and those are the bright orangey red spot on the left (probably a leaf) and the circular black hole on the fence just above the twig on the right. If this were my picture, I'd remove them. You did a good job creating an interesting image from a miscellaneous group of leaves!   Posted: 10/12/2019 13:24:14


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