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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 24-70mm EX F2.8 DG AF, Hoya 67mm UV and Tiffen C. Pol
Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-14 9:18
Viewed: 4015
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Way back in my early postings, you'll see a similar pic, except it was a winter scene.
Let me introduce to you the Fall canopy of leaves. If you know the Big band tune, that's why for the title. Mixed hard woods, Maple, which is dominant, Oak, Iron wood, Poplar and Birch.
This road is one of my secret spots on Manitoulin Island, it's near where I live, about 10-15 km away.

Not much more to say, hope you like this one. O, I forgot, uhmm, hand held again. :) :)
I like to make my equipment work, "IS" seems to be holding up quite well.
When I shoot landscapes, I like a High Fstop, I would have liked even higher, but, I think it's good enough. When using the USM, I don't go for the super sharp like in birds or animals and insects, I go about the 90-120 03 04. It's what I prefer in MY opinion. :)


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Hello Mike!
Wonderful autumn composition.Colors,POV,framing,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Mike,
It's a beautiful autumn/fall picture, it could be taken here.
The colours are lovely and the composition are very good.
I agree with you about USM and landscape.
But snow-landscape should be sharp IMO.
Excellent work, my friend.

fantastic shot Mike, great atmosphere,
good composition, the depth is very nice, I like your landscape shot's you become an expert in it.
gr. jaap

Beautiful Mike!

I guess the best compliment that I can give, is that I wish I had taken this shot.
And I do...

Fall is my favorite time of the year, brings out the child in me, as I love to collect the colorful leaves and run through them in order to hear the rustling noise they create.(Especially with two new knees, now I can run again!)

I would start at the top here as you did.

Great POV, colors, BG, lighting and DOF.

Thank you!


Great landscape photo. Fantastic colors and great depth in the photo. Very well done!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-14 11:38]

Beautiful shot!!Nice colours.

Hi Mike:
Well, another beautiful shot of the Fall leaves. This one is very well composed, with the road going off into the distance giving a nice feel to the picture.
The colours are great and the frame goes well with the shot.
Great job!

Hi Mike,
amazing colours. Good composition.
Kind regards,

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-10-14 13:48]

Mike, this is nice autumn shot. I like it. Good composition and colors

Mike, thatīs a fantastically beautiful Landscape. Excellent warm colours and lighting, excellent POV - thatīs a BIG-one. (The frame is excellent also.) Thanks for this picture Mike.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-14 14:17]

Hi Mike. Wonderful and colorful picture with a lot of depth. Perfectly composed. I don't like the wood-frame. Well done & TFS!


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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-14 14:21]

Wonderful picture from your collection of Autumn series. Lovely Fall canopy of leaves.
Very well done!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-14 15:02]

Hi Mike!
bravo very nice autumn shot
comosition is wonderful
thanks for sharing

Hi Mike,
Lovely colours and POV. Well composed, I hope you drove and didn't have to walk that long road home!
I got a 20D a couple of weeks ago, and this hopefully I'll get a chance to use it this weekend (I've only used it once...I can't wait any longer!)
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.
I might try one of these Autumn shots myself....thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-14 20:29]

Well Mike, I tought I had a good automne picture, but you are giving me quite a lesson.... ;o)
This is slendid, DOF, lighting, but most of all: simplicity of the composition. Cogratulation and TFS
Just wonderful......

Excellent autumn colors Mike. Looks like the road home. Thank You.

Excellent Mike. Love the leading line and the fall colors. Very nice.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-15 4:08]

Hello Mike!
Very nice capture.POV,colors,details,DOF,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Mike,

yes it is very colourfull, Exellent, I like this composition. I like this very much.

Have a nice Day!


Excellent capture Mike, I love the Autumn tones and composition, effective DOF. 7/10 Very nice work.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-15 11:18]

Very serene, nicely from lead. Well work splendid coloured plate. Groet Lia

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-15 11:26]

Hi Mike,
nice view in the interesting frame. Beautiful autumn. I like it. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Mike

The carpet of fallen Autumn leaves is a pretty sight. I like the POV in this shot with the road running off in the distance. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-15 16:51]
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Mike, I didn't know you were also a painter.

Great shot.

Excellent and pleasing composition. Lovely colors and mood.

Hi Mike excellent shot which gives a sense of peace and calmness and very pleasant to the eye.


Hello Mike,
That is such a lovely photo! What I like most
about it is the warm colours and the feeling that if you start walking down that path, you will hear the leaves crunching under your feet - it's so vivid and realistic!

Excellent shot!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-18 0:23]

Personal assessment of the photo: splendid scene.
Power of evocation in me: strong. I still believe that our autumn is more beautifull here ;-)
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very interesting, now I know one of your secrets spots.
Thank you Mike.
Have a good day!

With the frame and the postprocess you really made it look like a picture hanging on the wall. Great prespective and colours.
I dont like very much the "paspartout" selected, too clasical for my personal taste, I like modern framings ;-)
Very nice job, well done.

Wonderful depth and colours. I've recently tried to take such a photo but as yet I haven't found such a charming location. Really like the frame as well.

  • carnota Gold Star Critiquer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-16 8:33]

I like your photographies, but this specially, has great interest, harmony chromatic and a perfect one and balanced composition.

  • jrj Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-27 19:06]


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