Cindy Lynch  

Red Leaves   by Cindy Lynch

October 2020 - Red Leaves

About the Image(s)

It was a very overcast day, right after the rain stopped. The saturation of the leaves and the textures of the leaves and tree bark really stood out to me. I brought out the details and contrast in Photoshop. Settings: f/16, 1/60 sec., 6400 ISO (camera was set on Auto ISO) and 50 mm focal length.

3 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I love the contrast of textures in this image. You actually captured two slightly different textures on the tree and then you have the smoother textures of the leaves as well. I also like how the focus is slightly off center with the vine coming in from the left. It does feel a little dark to me. I would lighten up slightly.   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:27:42

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
I like the vertical format, fits with the climbing vine. I agree, the rains impact on saturation really adds to the photo. I'm amazed that you were still able to get detail in the leaves with ISO 6400. The vine making a great leading line. I agree that the image seems a little dark; that brown side on the right especially. Maybe you could brush in some brightness just on that side. Also, maybe with you HSL sliders, bump up the luminosity of the red/orange channels, make the leaves a little brighter.   Posted: 10/13/2020 16:22:12

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I like the placement of the leaves on the bi-colored trunk--I guess because of the rain. Each of the leaves is on or very near the crash location of the rule of thirds. My only suggestion would be to add a vignette to keep the focus on the leaves.   Posted: 10/13/2020 17:52:20


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