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Sweet Pair

Sweet Pair
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Copyright: Brian Snyder (PlayPhotography) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-30 15:09
Viewed: 4008
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this in Cunningham Falls State Park. I was on a hike with my twin daughters when I noticed a really beautiful red leaf, only about two inches long. It really surprised me, because this is the middle of summer and it's far too early for leaves to start turning colors. I found a few other leaves like it nearby, but when I looked up I couldn't find the tree they fell from.

I used photoshop a bit with this one. The main problem I had was that there were a lot of overexposed (burned) spots on the leaf due to the reflection of the sun in the water on the leaf. I used the healing brush tool (looks like a band-aid in Photoshop CS), which worked really well! After I removed the burn spots, I added contrast and a touch of yellow saturation.

What do you think?

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perhaps an use of a polarized filterd should can help you in this case.

good colours contrast

Hi Brian,
Great picture, superbly composed. Sharp, clear, and with great details.

Ben Lakitan

Always a problem with wet and sun, having the sun behind you could help, love the composition on this and your notes. I may put some of my leaves on they do seem to be turning now. Check the themes on treklens for more leaves.

Hi Brain,
Great photo with great colors. The wetness and the light helped out perfectly with this photo and a excellent job on the PP work. I like your composition. The only nit pick is the twig in the top right corner. I would probably tried to leave that out of the photo. But, that is nit picking.

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