Autumn Leaves

Kinda stretching this one as we haven’t had enough cold weather to really change the leaves on our trees much.  This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, unsharpen mask and Topaz Adjust 5 Release Candidate.  This should be the last beta before the new Topaz Adjust 5 is released.  I used a custom preset of my own in processing this photo.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Camera settings: f/6.3, 1/100 sec., focal length 49 mm, and ISO 100.  No flash.

 

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New Beginnings

Green shoots come up through the leaf litter in my yard.  I’ll have daffodils by next week.  This photo was treated with an 80% opacity Topaz Adjust over original.  Then the photo was burned and finished.  All processed in Photoshop Elements 6.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/3.5, 1/50 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3 mm.  No flash.

Many

Many brilliant liquidamber leaves show the signs of autumn in a local park.  Processed within Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels and Topaz Adjust.  I used the spicify setting but only used about a 60% opacity to tone down the effect.  We have had a very mild fall here and the foliage colors have been pretty subdued.  Hope you all have a nice weekend!

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/4.5, 1/210 sec., ISO 64, focal length 22.7 mm.  No flash.

 

Shadows and Light

Silver maple leaves in my back yard.  Taken last evening.  I love the look of back lighting in early morning or evening.  This was processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, adding a 1/3 warm to cool filter from OnOne Photo Essentials 3, cropping and burning.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO 125, focal length 200 mm.  No flash.