Tumblers_2

This is the second in this series of leaves that fell to earth. It’s a project that slows me down; time spent scanning the ground for potential compositions. Finding one, and then a little careful weeding – removing detritus, foreign objects, ugly stems, careful not to disturb the critical elements; simplifying the composition, but no re-arranging, and no additions (tempting at times). Click here to see the first in this series if you missed it.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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12 Responses to Tumblers_2

  1. shoreacres says:

    The greens and browns in the leaf certainly are complemented by the surrounding landscape. In some ways, the dampness, the shine, and the subdued colors are even more lovely than the in-your-face reds, yellows, and oranges of the typical autumn view. Very nice.

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  2. Heide says:

    What a wonderful shot, Andy! Well done on the gentle weeding — just perfect.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    That’s one lovely leaf, and it marries well with all the elements surrounding it. Like you said, there’s not much one has to do except to notice in the first place, maybe pull out one stick that interrupts the flow, and take the picture. (That’s not to say the processing doesn’t require effort though).

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Lynn – it’s always a three-stage process: spot a potential image, capture it, and then process it. And in these cases, despite ‘gardening’ the scene prior to capture, the clone tool and the healing brush are always needed to deal with the little bright spots or bits of rubbish I can’t easily clear when he shot the image.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        You use those tools well, becasue the overall image here has an across-the-frame mellow, rich and even tone that must have been enhanced by ridding the image of bright spots. But it still looks “real” whatever that means! 😉

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        • LensScaper says:

          Thanks Lynn. I really liked the colours in this image. A lot of the ones I am finding tend to have muted colours, often confined to quite a narrow colour palette (as in the one of Willow leaves) – this one was different. There was the vibrancy of the greens and the lingering colours in the single leaf.

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  4. A marvellous project, Andy. I really like the idea of ‘leaves that fell to earth’. An alternative and beautiful way of photographing autumn colours, I’m looking forward to seeing many more.

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  5. Slowing down that shows what can be found or see or captured. I love this photo. The immediate thing that pops up to the eyes, is of course the colours. But what I really like about this photo is the various and contrasting structures and patterns.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Otto. This mini project that I am working on is proving an eye-opener to what there is to capture when one really focuses in on the micro-landscape and looks for compositions that can be revealed just by subtracting the detritus within the leaf litter.

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