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Autumn leaves III

Autumn leaves III
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-03
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI, Canon EFS 18-55 mm, B+W UV-Haze Filter 58 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Autumn 2008 Vacation
Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 4:51
Viewed: 2015
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good day ,

To continue on a very actual theme after previous posts; 1 & 2 . I tried to capture bits and pieces, simple signs of autumn without shooting landscapes.

Here, this one was taken from a floating pontoon on the saint-Maurice River just upstream from the dam .
I divided the shot in three vertical zones. As I was close to the shore , the shadows of the trees provided dark waters, while the cloudy sky provided the blueish reflections. At the right we can see the soaken wet sunken leaves, while the dryer ones are remaining on the surface.

Technically: Standing on the pontoon, ,Focal 55 MM ISO 320 Exposition compensation 0 . With Photofiltre minimal work. Adjusted Levels, one touch of gamma correction for darker colors and better impact. Resized for tL, sharpening it gradually in the process as usual.

Have a great day everybody!


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Hi Robert,
Like this autumn leaves impression, good natural jigsaw puzzle of leaves. The colours are superb, and so is the composition and presentation. Joyful autumn impression despite the poor weather (here in the Netherlands).
Have great day!

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2008-10-05 5:10]

I think you've captured a lot of autumn in this very successful shot. The colours are beautiful and the colour variation adds much interest. I particularly like the lime green leaf, lower right. The image is crisp, clear and vibrant.

Hi Robert, well composed shot with excellent colours and frame.

Hi! Robert

Very nice colors in this shot. Great presentation!



Hi Robert.
Great autumn series. Colours are really wonderful and contrast is great. The only green leaf is an eyecatcher here.
Well done.

Ciao...mi piacciono moltissimo
questi colori..


Hi Robert,
What an attractive capture, the colours and strong contrast is eye catching, compo. and clarity is also good, very well done

WOW Robert! LOVE the colors against the darker water here! Excellent comp, like a painting! Beautiful work!

Hi, Robert, very colorful and good composed,...

Another beautiful leaves photo. In my opinion, this one is more attractive, as the water, still blue, gives movement. The shadows on it are great. I love, also, the he contrast dark/light and those beautiful autumn colors. TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-05 9:27]

Salut Robert, c'est vraiment la meilleure de cette série! J'adore les contrastes entre ces couleurs magnifiques et les ombres profondes, bravo!


wonderful display of colors from the leaves Robert, i like also the graphical reflections from the water.well done.

:-) I love these colors Robert... Great how they mix in the water.
Very good clarity in this shot... autumn definately has begun!


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-10-05 10:11]

Hola Robert,
preciosos colores y hermosa postal,
finos detalles y bella presentación,

HI Robert,

What great fall colors in your shot. The leaves are just gorgeous. I like how you have taken them on the water in lieu of the ground. It heightens the colors of the leaves, and the reflection of the tree gives nice effect.

thanks for sharing.... winter will be there soon! :D Lisa

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-05 12:37]

What a pretty scene. Seeing the leaves on the water like this emphasises all their beauty and colours. And what a lot of different colours too. We don't get this variation here - not cold enough and most of our native trees aren't deciduous.
It's a well composed image Robert. The lighting is excellent and focus good.

Looks like a painting, it would look great on a canvas print.. beautiful Autumn capture Robert, thanks


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-10-05 14:41]

Hi Robert,
Ahhh- this is wonderful. I love the whole series. I am glad to see that you've been out taking photos. We have had SO much rain here in N.E we haven't had much time for taking photos. TFS and have a nice week. Julie

Bonjour Robert,
Jolie présentation et composition, couleurs magnifiques et détails, Excellent cliché mon ami,

Hi Robert...beautiful shot of the fall colors...nice job.


Lovely colors of autumn, Robert! So crispy details and the hues are realistic.
Freddie :)

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-10-06 2:09]

mmm, what a beauty !


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-10-06 6:48]

Great autumn series. Colours are really wonderful and contrast is great. Well done.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-10-07 5:07]

Salut Robert,
J'aime bien la simplicité de cette composition. L'endroit le plus éclairé est par contre bien au centre, le décaler un peu aurait dynamisé la photo je crois; mais ce n'est qu'une hypothèse.
Souhaitons nous un bel automne !

Beautiful art work. Excelllent colours.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-10-09 10:01]

Hi Robert

Your series of Autumn is simply wonderful.
I can put as an explosion of colors and details.
Wonderful visual and definition of the images excellent my friend...
All very well composite and of very good taste!
Ah!.. and for speaking in good taste, I was seeing yours
gallery of " My favorite portraits II ", she only has beautiful wonderful women's portraits, were chosen to finger.
Congratulations my friend...


Hello Robert,

Very beautiful colors in your photo, this collection of leaves in a black frame looks great. TFS
Best regards,

Bonjour Robert
Quelle classe ! La qualité de cette photo me laisse pantois : couleurs, netteté, format, encadrement, tout y est !

Hello Robert,
Very nice compo of different shapes and colours against a deep dark BG. Simple but beautifull 3D frame. Keep on trekking.

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