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  • Jeremy Roussak
    Jeremy Roussak
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    Landscape & Nature Photography
    on: November 20, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    In my garden, in what I suspect will be the last sunshine for a while. Thoughts?

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    Jeremy

    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: leaves
    Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Of the two I prefer the first, although I would want to keep the roofline(?) out of the bottom left corner. Sometimes you get what you can get.

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    John Sadowsky
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    Re: leaves
    Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

    I like the first one better too.  The sharpness of the leaf and crunchiness of the twigs is awesome.

    Here are two leaf shots I got in Vermont recently.  I’m not 100% satisfied.  The second one doesn’t have enough DoF.  The first one is a tour de force of C1 processing with the leaves pushed 1.5 stops relative to the background.  I first selected the yellow-orange leaves using the advanced color tool, and then converted the selection to a layer mask so I could tweak the mask (off the twigs and parts of the water and background) and, of course, apply all tools (exposure, saturation, clarity, sharpening, etc.) to just the yellow leaves.  I find I often end up with ugly masking effects when I try to do that much of a difference between detailed elements and the background.

    JSS

    John Sadowsky
    John Sadowsky
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    Re: leaves
    Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020 at 11:28 am

    In my garden, in what I suspect will be the last sunshine for a while. Thoughts?

    Additional comment:  I suspect that the reason that Mike and I liked the first better is that the first has a blue background.  Yellow and blue are complementary colors.  We usually think of “contrast” in the tonal dimension.  Complementary colors can be thought of as a contrast in the color plane.

    JSS

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