Connie Reinhart  

Textures in Nature - Leaves by Connie Reinhart

February 2021 - Textures in Nature - Leaves

February 2021 - Connie Reinhart


About the Image(s)

Greetings from snow-bound Pennsylvania! We were visiting Niagara Falls in October 2019. For most of the time, I used our Nikon AW110 because it is supposed to be waterproof; There was a constant mist in the air. The autumn colors were not spectacular, but there were occasionally bright spots. This was taken on auto (the camera chose f/4.1 for 1/250 sec at ISO 250). Processed in PS using Topaz Studio and NIK Color Effects. First, it was cropped to trim away excess grass. All the following adjustments were on their own layer. AI Clear for sharpening, Precision contrast to add some zing, HSL color tuning to intensify colors, spot healer to remove some little spots. Then a merge up, Topaz Healing brush for that stray twig, NIK to add a vignette.

5 comments posted

Ally Green   Ally Green
Interesting composition and i like the diagnal positiion of the branch. Great colours in the leaves at the top but my eye is distracted by the brown leaves at the bottom. I think if it were me i would have focused just on the golden leaves and cropped out a bit of the grass too making it a tighter image. Good detailing in the leaves.   Posted: 02/12/2021 16:38:37

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
When the subject was "Texture in Nature" I first thought about the leaves, since they always have so much texture after the fall. But it was full winter here and snow on the ground so gave up on that. I like the grass background with the leaves and cropping helped focus on the subject itself.   Posted: 02/13/2021 23:07:38

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Today is Valentine's Day, and that's why I cropped your photo to point out the relationship between those 2 bottom leaves...ha ha...but I do like how you brought out the textures. They are very obvious with the good overall lighting.   Posted: 02/14/2021 14:33:36
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Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
I think everything works here. The lighting is soft and even and there is continued texture throughout the grass and different texture on the leaves. The brown leaves on the bottom don't bother me. When you flip the image horizontally they become less important and my eye stays on the colored leaves on the right side of the frame.   Posted: 02/15/2021 09:21:40

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
This is what my yard looks like at the moment, well not as 'orderly' as this photo. Leaves are a great addition to the topic of this month and this is a good submission. I too would have cropped down a bit to focus more on the leaves themselves. I like the added depth you added to the grass as well.   Posted: 02/17/2021 22:17:58


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