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Fall Colours by Ally Green

October 2019 - Fall Colours

About the Image(s)

This was taken on a wonderful autumn day in Vail Colorado last year. The leaves had all changed early and produced vivid colors due to the drought we had last year. It was a photographer’s dream! The Eagle river winds through Vail and I loved the backdrop of the autumn leaves against the mountains. You can see the water levels on the river were so low but happy to say this year we had amazing snowfall so no longer in drought conditions!


4 comments posted

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
My eye really focuses no the yellow colors on the hill as they really stand out with the evergreen trees outlining it.
I felt the log gave the photo more depth of view, and the blue/cloud sky really made the colors snap.   Posted: 10/12/2019 08:58:13

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
This is a unique-for-me view of the golden aspens. The top half of your image is what most of my own Colorado photos look like. I love the way you found a log and then a stream for the bottom half of your photo. If this were my picture, I would've reduced the highlight brightness of the foreground grasses...I guess this is called sculpting with light when we edit our photos. I guess I should go do it and then post my image....   Posted: 10/12/2019 13:40:39

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
As often happens, when I went to do a quick edit, I did more than I'd planned on. Here's my edited version where I fiddled with it in Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop. My changes were directed by my wanting to make the stream show up more and the tree stump log to be resting comfortably in a bed of fall colored grasses. I made the changes by changing the brightness and darkness tones using the adjustment brush tool in a variety of spots. I realize that this isn't how the scene looks in real time, but it seems that everyone is editing their photos to make them look the way they wished they looked. And in person, the shadows and highlights don't look this perfect. We live in fake reality with photography nowadays..............   Posted: 10/12/2019 14:07:09
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Ally Green   Ally Green
Thank you Carole...you made the bottom half of the photo look a bit more vibrant! I am not a great one at post processing and tend to just do the bare minimum so thank you for the lesson...much appreciated...   Posted: 10/12/2019 16:05:21

 

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