Jack Florence Jr  


Fall Leaves by Jack Florence Jr

December 2019 - Fall Leaves

About the Image(s)

I tried some fall leaves in IR, and was pleased to see one still gets some nice whites, even though the leaves have faded. I enjoyed their eeriness, though perhaps some might be left wanting more detail, as in a typical black and white image. I added the vignette and center lighting in Silver fx. 28mm f4 1/160


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5 comments posted

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Jack...very creative. I can't think of a thing to say beyond that but WOW...I truly like this image for it's portrayal of Fall and the story it seems to evoke. The sepia tint is a bonus. One of the strongest images I've ever seen from your excellent collection.   Posted: 12/06/2019 12:50:10

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Jack, I really like the idea of this image, but I do find it a little confusing. I would like to see more detail in the leaves especially in the light areas. Maybe some toning down in the lower right will help bring out the detail there. The story is there but for me is not fully told.   Posted: 12/15/2019 11:51:12

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Jack, I admire how you noticed these leaves and had in your mind how beautiful they might become with a little work in post processing. Making the ordinary, extraordinary is a skill not many photographers have. Abstractions are not for everyone. Abstractions present an aesthetic puzzle to the viewer. The subject must be sought after and discovered in the form, contours and tonality of the image. The viewer needs to be more engaged than they are usually allowed to be.   Posted: 12/16/2019 20:04:30

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Jack, I would not have thought to try this shot but I am very glad you did. It is a nice abstract and the fact that your subject is leaves is clear in the image. It opens up another avenue to explore artistically for me. If there is a way to enhance the edges of the white leaves using PS, Nik or other tool I think you would have an over the top image.

Emil   Posted: 12/17/2019 12:21:37

Ernie Brana   Ernie Brana
Hi Jack, this image comes across as a fantastic fine art photograph. The leaves nicely contrast with the wood and ground material. There is a sense of abstract and mood in the image with well defined edges and textures. Was wondering if there is a way to get more definition of the leaf veins of the leaf at the bottom right. From a composition perspective, would you consider flipping the image to have the angle of the wood and leaves coming from the bottom left instead of the bottom right? I think your choice of words in describing the overall feeling of the image fits very well: eeriness. Thank you for sharing this image. Cheers!   Posted: 12/19/2019 08:45:16