Max Burke, APSA  

Autumn Colors Fresh and Old by Max Burke, APSA

October 2020 - Autumn Colors Fresh and Old

October 2020 - Max Burke, APSA


About the Image(s)

Actually when I took it I didn't know my camera was on HDR and took six pictures with each three with the same data. I used hand held focus stacking and was just slightly soft on one leaf. I went ahead and used Auora HDR 2019 and was pleased with the results. It first included many leaves and a few were removed to make a for a more more concise organized image. It was taken in South Central Idaho just 20 miles from my home town of Hailey. Most Aspen are yellow but those that are gold and reddish are most popular. I used a Nikon D500 using a 17-55 2.8 lens. It is a 1 stop HDR image with a basic 1/600th sec. at focal length of 55 at 5.6 with ISO 100. The speed was ramped up since I had held it and all Aspen leafs always with the slightest of air movement.

I am sending you the original so you can see by comparing the work I put into this image.

2 comments posted

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Definitely an improvement and had to look a little bit to see where you cropped and cloned out. The colors on the leaves looks good, vibrant but natural. I might clone out the twig on the right, really does not add anything. Nice removal of the white streak in the background.   Posted: 10/12/2020 14:57:56

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Nice job on both the blend and the post blend work. I agree with Brad that it looks and feels natural. I could go either way on removing that back twig, but would probably go with Brad's recommendation there as well.   Posted: 10/12/2020 17:05:40


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