Playing with (vine) leaves

15 09 2009

This series is a real fun for me. I like to look for something interesting in trees or bushes, especially when evening light is shining through them lightning up all the veins and other details in leaves. We have one vine bush in our garden and those beautifully saw-shaped leaves look splendid in evening light. I tried some cramming in the leaves and here is the result.


1/400 sec. @ 100 mm, f4, ISO 200


1/250 sec. @ 100 mm, f4, ISO 200

I hoped for more yellow colour but leaves seems to dry quite quickly and most of them is dry by now when grapes are almost ripe, absorbing every possible bit of light.

These images are not my common stuff so let me know what you think about it.

Enjoy the starting autumn!




2 responses

18 09 2009

My suggestion here is to get in closer. Abstracts, whether plants or flowers are actually quite tedious, but it’s fun to get in and find that one sharp edge or bit of vein in the leaf and let the rest of the wash of lines and color create your composition.

20 09 2009
Tomas Turecek

Thank you, Barbara, for your comment. It seems that these leaves photos are not appealing according to no other comments. I really like the ghosting in the second photo and the peek-a-boo efect in the first one.

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