Lynne Hollingsworth  

Leaf cluster by Lynne Hollingsworth

October 2021 - Leaf cluster

October 2021 - Lynne Hollingsworth


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Leaf Cluster -

This was another attempt to capture some transparent leaves with my light box. Initially I had arranged several clusters on the light box and took some images that had results that were less than impressive. I then focused on one cluster, and using the same technique as last month (the Harold Davis technique), took several images with different exposures. Then I layered the images from lightest to darkest and used masks to paint back in the areas I thought provided more dimension. Let me know if you like this rendition or the original color version.

8 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
I like both versions, of course, but I somewhat prefer the color. These images are quite beautiful
Choosing a single cluster, and giving it some room in the frame, works out very well.
I think there is a bit of glare around some of the leaves, especially the bottom two, that tends to partly obliterate the edges of the leaves nearby?   Posted: 10/07/2021 19:17:16
Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Thanks Stephen. I like both, but I lean toward the color version as well. By glare do you mean the inner aspects of the two lower leaves aren't defined quite enough? I've attached another version where I added a color background. It's cement that I converted to a color that seem to coordinate with the leaves.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:18:28
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Oh, that is better. The inner edges of the two bottom leaves stand out better with the colored background.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:48:35

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Last month while "walking" a major Naturescapes competition's exhibit, there were two image which resembled yours. As I walked, the ones that jumped out were these because of their attractiveness but more likely, the impact that their "unique-ness" gave them. Very nice: both color and mono, but the mono has better definition to the lines and just looks "crisper." Printed, and with a large white matte, this would be stunning on a wall. (think: 24 x 36)   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:09:32
Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Thanks Wes. I really enjoy this type of photography, with a post-processing technique I don't mind doing. I'm working on a series because I was invited to do an exhibit in a gallery in town.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:21:47
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Your exhibit will be a good one because it won't be a copy-cat of so many others. Enjoy doing it.
Do you use a Scanner? You said light box. There is a lot of info out on what is now called "Scanography."   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:25:39

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
You have lots of detail in the image and I like the curve of the stem. Both the mono and the original color are good, but I like the original color the best. I don't care as much for the second color. You should have a really good exhibit.   Posted: 10/11/2021 11:21:00

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
Good luck with the exhibition. I agree with what has been said-the images stand out as graphic art and are beautiful. I prefer the mono in this instance because it is so high key and delicate. i shall have to look at Harold Davis. Is he online?   Posted: 10/12/2021 06:53:33


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