Photograph info: This photograph was taken on Monday. We'd had our first hard frost that morning and although there was no breeze, leaves were falling off trees as if someone were vigorously shaking the branches.
I used a very wide aperture, a super-fast shutter and I focused on the leaves in the water -- figuring another leaf would eventually fall in the same focal plane -- which is why the nearest falling leaf looks so crisp and clear against a very "blurred" background.
Of course it took a few tries to get the shot but I wasn't in a hurry to get out of there. :)
Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/1.8, 1/6400s, ISO 100. Curves adjustments for contrast and saturation, color balancing for tone.
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Incomprehensibly breathtaking. My favorite in a very long time. Gorgeous.
This is lovely. I love the mood. It appears so simple but I can see that quite a bit of though and planning went into it.
I wonder how many shots you mean by "a few". =)
Good job capturing this very difficult shot.
michael: Probably 30 or so.
simply beautiful capture.
Very, very beautiful. I always appreciate your work.
Lovely Kathleen - you're using the 85mm a lot these days - I like it!!
Oh this is a spectacle! I have always wanted to do this...!
Your 1.2L lens looks very useful. Think I might get one
I love these tones! The pink and blue reflections in the forground, the hot spot on the distant shore, the mist/smoke/clouds. Your pallet here reminds me of other favorites like this California tonalist,
So many ways this image is like a painting.......is it dry yet?
A very, very, pretty photograph.
Beautiful photography - I can imagine a lot of patience was required :) Elegant and simple.
Just this morning I tried to capture the leaves falling..just like this. Didn't have nearly the success you did. Love this!!!!
There is such grace in this. I love the gentle mood and the quietness of this one.
Simply fantastic shot. The setting is unique.
Beautiful colors! Simply wonderful!
So very cool. It's a great image. I admire your vision with this lens.
Already smells like winter.
A not very usual shot, and therefore beautifull!
Very beautiful colours and a great atmosphere.
Aaaahhhhhh! Soul refreshed once again. Thank you for such enduring beauty.
Well done Dof..Nice shot..Bravo!
Many are the leaves that have fallen to the water below, symbolic of the loved ones we may and may not know.
These tears have been shed, to mark the passing of those who have died and who have bled.
Let this river carry away all of our sorrows, and help us bring about more peaceful tomorrows.
This picture is just really amazing. I love it. I like how the leaves that are falling are really dark and then the water is not still, but not rough either. And with the faded back drop, it brings it all out. :)
perfect and the dof gives strength to it!
Wow ! Great colors and atmosphere ! Well done for capturing the falling leaves ;D
The best I have seen in quite some time from anybody.
........so I dreamed I had a great book written by "Willow" and throughout the book there wonderful pictures by an anonymous photographer......it was so weird......any body else have.........?