Barbara Asacker  


Old Leaf by Barbara Asacker

April 2021 - Old Leaf

About the Image(s)

Nikon D850;
9Omm macro lens
f/11
ISO 640
1/60 second
handheld

On a cloudy day I shot this old dried leaf on my back porch. Processed
in Adobe Camera Raw, cropped, sharpened,, and darkened the levels a bit.


7 comments posted




Richard Story   Richard Story
BARBARA,
A PIN OAK LEAF, NICE TO SEE AGAIN.
NOTICED IT WAS A CLOUDY DAY THUS THE MUTED LIGHT..
NICE DIAGONIAL LINES OF THE DECK..FLOWOING WITH THE STEM OF THE LEAF..INTERESTING PIECE WITHTHE PINE NEEDLE CUTTING ACROSS THE LINES OF THE DECK, ADDING A LITTLE DIFFERENT DIMENSION.

PERHAPS NOT SHOOTING STRAIGHT DOWN COULD ADD MORE DETAILS TO THE VIEWS ON THE LEAF. ONLY OTHER THING IS LEAF IS VERY CLOSE TO BOTTOM EDGE, MAYBE, IN MY OPINION A LITTLE MORE ROOM THERE.   Posted: 04/01/2021 12:13:52



Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Barbara: You have certainly put some thought into how you wanted to present the dried oak leaf and dried pine needles into an attractive and well composed picture, you have succeeded very well. Like the strong diagonal lines of the weathered porch board from lower left to upper right with the oak leaf following the same lines; then the pine needles add another point of interest. Your post processing brought out the most in this image and the thin white border adds a nice touch. Good Work !!   Posted: 04/03/2021 10:42:36



Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Hi Barb, Warm colored leaf, well placed composition. Diagonal lines add to the image. Sharp. Instead of a pine needle, perhaps try an acorn or two. (That's being picky!)   Posted: 04/09/2021 12:49:30



Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Neal
Good idea. I welcome all suggestions   Posted: 04/09/2021 18:18:38



Gary Hook
Love the colors and tones which create a wonderful mood. Nice!

Love being able to see the life of this leaf in the details. I would like this to be sharper at this larger size; taking this to PS to see it at its actual 1024px on the long edge makes it look much better.

I'm not convinced about the pine needle. I'll agree that an acorn or two might make more sense. As it is, it just seems disconnected, and superfluous. I think you want us to consider the oak leaf.

I wrote a comment stating that I'd like to see the leaf turned clockwise against the background. But then I though, "turn the background". I'll be bold enough to attach a quick edit demonstrating the idea. If you object, no worries, just say so, and I'll never edit again.   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:34:54
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Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Gary,
No objections. Your opinions are always welcome.   Posted: 04/10/2021 18:35:07



Alane Shoemaker   Alane Shoemaker
Barbara, I had a huge pin oak tree in the front yard of the home where I lived for over 30 years before I moved to my condo. I like your composition with the diagonal leaf stem mirroring the diagonal deck lines and the pine needles not doing so.   Posted: 04/13/2021 23:08:44



 

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