The texture and colors used in this photo are very alluring in the most positive way You can see the nerves and veins (?) of the leaf very clearly, which immediately draws attention.
The rocks/stones are very appealing in their different sizes and colors; the details are magnificent!
I am wondering, did you adjust the saturation contrast and manually faded from bottom to top? Because I feel it looks manipulated but it's very well done in such a way, it's not all wrong, instead really nice
What a beautiful composition! The colour of fall is considered to be dull, but this is so warm and full of life! There are so many colours in the rocks. The texture is wonderful and I just can not but look at the leaf trapped between the rocks. That could be the only 'dead' thing in the photo, and it doesn't even look unpleasant.
To me, it's a total
The colors and textures in this photo are amazing! I've always been interested in trying out HDR,
just never been able to sit down and do it. THANK YOU for keeping out the crazy halos and all
that other craziness that gives HDR such a bad name. That leaf looks invitingly crunchy.
One thing that throws me off is what looks like a battle between the softness of a shallow DOF and
the rocks in the background wanting to be sharp. Is it just the nature of HDR post-production process?
My eyes keep getting drawn up to the fiery hues of the leaf, dang you!
Feel free to keep your secrets, but I'm burning to ask - did you happen upon this scene as-is or
do you actively search for a leaf more or less like this one? I'm always curious to know how a photographer
comes across or sets up their scenes.
gradient sounds like an amazing tool - so much better than
hand-jamming it like this girl, haha.
The only thing I don't like that the leaf is not completely in focus.
A really nice picture that you've managed to capture! I really like the vivid colors the stones have, and the contrast the leave has How did you manage to create colors that are that vivid? Did you bump up the saturation?
One thing that bothers me a little is that the whole leaf isn't in the depth of field, but that's just personal preference I guess
Have a nice 2014 and all the best!
The leaf has a great texture and adds a contrast I haven't seen In many other photos
The stones have a little bit less vibrancy towards the top
But the bottom is very well cropped and vibrant