Nov 23, 2016

Tiny Landscape Leaf Art Photography

http://juergenroth.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Massachusetts/G0000uFrJYrQlk.M/I0000TiXSz8KwjcU

Macro photography often opens up a new perspective on nature. I regularly explore my own backyard for insects and flowers in spring and summer or for leaves and rain drops in autumn. No difference this year, only a new backyard which doubled the fun. This Fall Foliage season I found an array of leaves in various colors perfectly lined up and glued to the ground. The icing on the cake was a wonderful water droplet on the first leaf in the row. Equipped with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on my 5D Mark IV I stared exploring and composing around the setting. It didn't take long to arrive at my final composition where I solely focused on the rain drop to make it the center piece of the image. 

The aperture in this shot was f/11 resulting at 1/5 of a second at ISO100. A polarizing boosted colors and eliminated any unwanted glare on the wet leaves. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before removing undesired imperfections and sharpening the final photography image of Tiny Landscape.  

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen