Category Archives: leaves

it’s that time of year, again

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I was asked once if I arrange leaves for a photo.  When asked a question about photos I try to be forthright and honest.  My answer in this case was “sometimes”.  Generally, I don’t arrange leaves or almost any objects in the nature shots but I will try to remove some distractions that I don’t think would be of interest to the composition, if at all possible.  Sometimes it’s not possible to get the look I wanted and I have resorted to using the clone stamp tool to remove unwanted elements, but this is rarely done.  Sometimes it’s hard to improve on what you naturally see.

leaves

leaves # 1938

leaves # 1938

I have been collecting photos of trees and leaves for a long time and thought I should post one.  It’s difficult to take a simple, common subject, make a lot of photos and still keep it interesting.   But, if I may generalize, photographers love a challenge.  I had a manager who would preface his remarks with “I have a challenge for you!”  before giving me a crappy job  to do, thinking I would be pleased to have a “challenge”.  The tree/leaf project is nothing like that.  It’s something I do out of love.  Like everything I do these days.

At the risk of running low on leaf photos to post, here are a few more.

leaves # 1943

leaves # 1943

leaves # 2207

leaves # 2207

kodachrome 3 9 13

kodachrome 3 9 13