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Colors of Fall 10. by jxsnyder Colors of Fall 10. by jxsnyder
Shot with Canon T3i and Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4.  ISO100, f4.0, 1/30 sec - 1 sec.  Processed with Photomatix Pro 5 and Gimp 2.8.6.
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Awesome !!
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  :D
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very nice ... a bit overdone for me, tho =D
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SuzanneMagdy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wooow.. Amazing really...
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
This work was featured at i-heart-colors.deviantart.com/… by :iconi-heart-colors:
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours and textures here are awesome.
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconberryrue:
berryrue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this is a cool effect.
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  :D (Big Grin)
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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
What brilliant colors!
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  :D (Big Grin) 
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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
You're welcome!
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Beatiful
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Your Welcome
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your deviation in this article; APN Suggestion Saturday #10! Heart
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Photographer
Anytime! :aww:
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! :D
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love what you did with this!
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

It's commenting month at :iconcrphotography:

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 :)

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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No fading done, just a shallow depth of field (f4).  The photo is an HDR type consisting of three shots merged to one and then had contrast and colors adjusted.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I have to say, well done! I really didn't notice :) Now that you mention it's HDR, I really like how it works in this photo :D
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AnimeLover-01 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful texture. hey i use gimp too
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  Gotta love free software!
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AnimeLover-01 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah lol
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fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely job!
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Orchideacae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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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 Star! Star! Star! Star! Star!
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Photographer

:iconcrphotography:

 

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!  :shakefish:


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.  =D

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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment!  To keep the halos and such minimized, I try to be sparing with the strength and lumonisity sliders in Photomatix.  Overall I try to get a decent exposure blend with no overly bright or overly dark areas in Photomatix.  In Gimp I apply noise/dust removal, color curve adjustments, sharpening, cropping, and contrast increasing.  The sharpness of the out of focus areas is a processing item that I missed in Gimp.  I did sharpen the image slightly but should have tried using a gradient to keep the out of focus areas soft and the in focus areas sharp.  As for finding this leaf, I found this one just lying in one of the rock beds in my back yard (I did not move it/set it up).
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Photographer
Not a problem, thank YOU for the feedback!  The sharpening
gradient sounds like an amazing tool - so much better than
hand-jamming it like this girl, haha. 
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well there techincally isn't a function called a "sharpening gradient".  In Gimp/Photoshop you would duplicate the working layer, perform sharpening, apply a layer mask, and then apply a gradient.  That would make the sharpening full strength in one area of the photo and fade out toward another end.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Photographer
Ah, gotcha.  I never thought about using it that way. 
I just used varying strengths on the pen whenever I used masks. 
Thanks for the tip.  ;p
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!  It reminds me me of one of my own photos...    prettyflour.deviantart.com/art…


:)
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  I can definitely see the similarities.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love how you processed the photo and brought out the textures of the leaf and the stones. I love the beautiful colours and shadings of silver & gold. 
The only thing I don't like that the leaf is not completely in focus.
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Seeraeuber Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!

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!
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I utilize Photomatix Pro 5 to combine three separate exposures of the scene (-2, 0, +2).  I performed a little tonemapping within the software as well.  I then opened the image in Gimp and proceeded to do some curve adjustments, sharpening, and noise/dust removal.  Through this process the richness of the colors was brought out.  As for the depth of field, I wanted to keep a shallower feel (f4.0) since I didn't want to get all of the rocks in focus in the background. 
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innerviki Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
There should be the word 'colours' in the title
as this picture here emanates with so many of them!
I like as the most the tones visible on the rocks
this looks really amazing!
I believe that the picture would look a bit better as a whole 
if the leaf was positioned in the right lower corner but...
this is just my vision
Overall, I like quite much the picture as it is now :nod:
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Pugmanmatt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Nice work my friend
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
Nice work
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jxsnyder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Pugmanmatt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
No problem
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