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Together We Fly

Together We Fly
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Autumn At Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-22 7:32
Viewed: 3048
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scanning the Sugar Maple tree for a pleasing composition, I settled on this image. It possesses some diagonal lines which helps emphasize action or movement. I liked the way the redder leaves helps frame the lighter colored leaves. I also like the way the leaves are in various stages of autumn coloration and the presence of the cluster of seed pods (wings) in the lower right.

The title of this photo was chosen from a song of the same title by Darby DeVon. In the booklet accompanying the album (HIGHLANDS) is the following description for this particular song...

"This expansive, harmonic flight invites you to stretch your wings, unite with your love, and soar freely to the next level of experience and imagination."

Taken with fully extended 12X zoom... hand-held... auto everything. PP work included adjustments for shadow/highlights, gamma reduction, hue saturation, contrast, sharping, and mild use of a light warming filter along with a touch of the sepia filter until the image appeased my inner eye. Of course, the frame and the title as well...

Hope you enjoy... :)

matatur, Argus, jaycee, livius, siggi, Dis. Ac., nglen, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, tuslaw, bartove, tomszat has marked this note useful
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-22 8:15]

hi larry,
yes, this is special one for composition, those diagonal lines do help the colored (well shaped)leaves perfectly. the soft light created very pleasent image. tfs.

Hi Larry,
I agree that this composition works perfectly and gives a balanced result. Tones of colors are natural and exposure is well controlled. Details are also very good. Thanks,

A perfect composition in autumn colours Larry, sharply focused and well exposed leaves and seed pods were pleasantly illuminated without any deep shadows. TFS this fine image my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-22 9:15]

Very nice Larry!
A great composition of autumnal Sugar Maple leaves with a superb range of colours and the winged seed keys are an excellent ingredient in this image.
A real treat for my old eyes and thanks for sharing it,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-22 10:39]

Hello Larry,
Lovely colours and details and an excellent composition. You have captured this with very good details . Wonderful lighting and color.
Regards Siggi

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-10-22 10:40]

Hello Larry
beautifulst the shadings of vivid colors of the leaves. Very interesting the contrast and the fine details of the leaves thanks to a light good hand.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-22 10:42]

Hi Larry,

How wonderful to capture all these different colors of autumn leaves! The greens, yellows and reds are beautiful. The seed pods are a surprise and add extra interest to the picture. I love the shape of Maple leaves and you show them with fine details. I can tell you love your 12x zoom as much as I love mine.


hi Larry,

great cloured picture, just a good picture of the fall or autumn.


Hi Larry
A nice mixture of tones on the same maple. Good DOF, not too shallow but keeping the leaves at the front nice and sharp.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-22 12:28]

Hi Larry. This is a extra fine picture with very good compostion . Very warm colours with lots of shapes from the leaves.The seeds make thepicture . well done TFS.

hello Ranger friend

beautiful shot of maple leafs on their automnal colour tones,
with fine POV, beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


I have only one sugar nearby me..the rest are some sort of other....but this is a bit more advanced than my at this time...Mine is just starting while all around it are almost in full glory....You must have a cold winter ahead...and you show it well here!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-22 19:43]

Another beautifully composed shot Larry,
Very colorful as Autumn usually is, and sharp as a tac!! Just the right amount of exposure to bring out the inner beauty of these gorgeous leaves!!

great composition wonderful colours and details.
Regards, Eyal

Hi Larry,
Beautiful shot, wonderful tones, perfect sharpness and composition, I like the title that goes very well with the subject, wonderful autumn mood captured in very aesthetic way,
TFS & best wishes!

Hi Larry, lovely autumnal composition with beautiful warm colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Larry
You found a very good subject to shoot. I like the mix of old leaves, and the fruits, a promise for the next generations.And I love the color palette.
Regards, Oana

Lovely pic, Larry.
Autum gives us golden warm light and changes the leaves colours into a sinfony of pink red gold yellow brown variety.

Your eye has caught the beautifullness of the moment and your camera has stopped the time and has brought the gift for all of us.
Thanks for it.
Julian jose

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