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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves
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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Nature, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-20 2:25
Viewed: 1136
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks

Shot it yesterday as the sun light was at its peak where I did some experimental shots facing the sun and I found some interesting subjects which I will share with people in coming days and this is one of them.

Shot in RAW and processed in CS5.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback.

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Olá Mushtaq,
Very good post. Impressive combination of colors, sharpness and nice textures, plus a strict observance of thirdies. Very interesting BG.
Great lightness.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-20 4:01]

Hi Mushraq,
A minimal composition of these three leaves depicting Autumn. Nice lighting on all three with the dominant sharp leaf in perfect focusing. Three phases of light tones against a contrasty blue sky.
A nice study in illumination!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-20 5:05]

Hi Mushraq,

Superb use of a shallow dof with good focus on the upright leaf. Wonderful sharpness & warm cold color contrasts between the yellow green leaves & blue sky. Excellent lighting & contrast. Tfs!

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2011-11-20 5:36]

Sallam Mushtaq bhai

the color combination of FG and BG is very good, the POV is great, but I can't find a perfect focus point. the very right leaf has very few spots which r in focus. but the colors r fantastic.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-20 6:21]

Salam Mushtaq bhai,
Here I can see an impeccable play of light. A leaf illuminated in fine details and the other is darker and vague in details. An aesthetic representation of the autumn season. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-11-20 7:20]

Hi Mushtaq,
Beautiful combination of colors, sharpness and nice details. Good contrast between FG & BG. Well done.

Hi Mushraq, what a cocktail of color with a touch of light? Indeed you have presented a good image, With superb light management creating a sharp image with beautiful bokeh. DOF resulting from the f/3.5 is good. Nice work & TFS



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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-20 9:07]


super compo e tiamge quelle finesperberse et délicatseese mangigique fueilleage très bien mis en évidence,
Bravo et amitié


Your light experiment came out nicely. The yellow leaf against the blue background is the main focal point on this shot.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2011-11-20 9:38]

I love autumn leaves, beautiful sign of autumn, nice warm colours and beautiful texture

Salaam Mushtaq. This is a lovely close up of the autumn leaves in different colors, textures and contrasting complementary colors, blue and warm oranges. The DOF and composition is elegant of this woderful time. Cheers.

Good balance between the two full leaves - one nearly dead and the other still green. Death and transition is part of life. Nice autumnal shot.

Olá Musthtaq
You handle well the light and leaves made an interesting visual impacy. Bg has a celesyial blur.
Um abraço

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-11-21 3:01]

Salaam Mushtaq,

Intrsting close up, there are three but two are in different exposure mood..
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/8000 seconds
This is what I look that you kept the speed at high as the aperture at available so it has created a shallow depth with big bokeh, TFS.


Interesting perspective, but a lot of noise, over PP, and leaf to left might have been cropped out of image. TFS

Best wishes,


Dear Mushtaq,

This is indeed a wonderful approach but unfortunately I could not able to locate the focal point in this autumn scene!
None of the leaves in the perfect focus which does decline the appeal of the picture. The left on the left is completely out of focus, however the leaf on the distal right position is half in focus.

Other than that, this picture has a lovely contrast to the BG, and it could be potentially a marvelous work with amazing harmony of colors.
Hope you don't mind my openness in this regard.

Kind regards,

Simple but effective presentation. Greart use of lighting to create the image. Love the colors especially the bg. Well done, tfs.

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