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Sugar Maple Leaf


Sugar Maple Leaf
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-05-04
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-04 22:28
Viewed: 4980
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lots of work to get this shot, and I'm pretty proud of it. I picked a leaf from the huge sugar maple in my back yard. Then I brought it inside and hung it up in a window that was facing a VERY bright afternoon sun. The backlighting was so strong that every little detail of the leaf came to life, and when I saw that I knew I had a great picture. I loaded it onto my computer, adjusted levels, made it black and white, sharped the edges, tried to level out the brightness across the picture (the upper right corner is still a bit dark, though)... added the frame and my "signature" ... and wha-lah! I hope you like it!

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Hi Brian,
A masterpiece, that almost all I can say. I love the idea and the result is stunning. The deials of the vains are absolutlely beautiful. You need to print this one out in huge format and frame it and hang it on the wall.
Brain, just a killer shot. Added to my favs.
Thanks,
Niek

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-12 2:41]

I like the texture of this, Brian! You work very well on it, presenting nice details!
TFS!
Zeca

Hi Brian, this shot is lovely.
It's really original and unusual.
Good exposure to show all this details.
Well done.
Andrea

Nice work Brian,
Really you've really made an ordinary picture turn into a piece of art. Thanks. What I like best about this pic is the composition. One vertical main stream on the left, one diognal on the right bottom corner made the compo perfect. Also the lighting and the choice of B&W was very adequate. On the contarary of what you said, darker on the edges (upper right corner) and lighter on the center gave good depth I think. The only problem is the fuzziness on the edges, especially on the left side. Thanks for the effort. Like everything else in life, good things require hard work. For example, I took more than 200 shots of seagulls to get that one photo which also could have been better. :) Peace Brother.

Well done Bryan...great ideea...a lot of details...TFS,
regards

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