Thursday, September 27, 2007

Color Of The Season...

...a Fall moment
Click on image to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom
I took this picture of a landscape tree last Monday at a shopping center along Big Bear Boulevard while Dallas and I were out walking. The gray background is actually the white stucco wall of a supermarket with the sun peaking over the roof. The wind was quite strong that morning, making it difficult to focus on the fluttering leaves, so I took about twenty shots before coming up with a good one. The picture was perfectly fine as taken but I really liked the way it looked after a little bit of manipulation in Photoshop. I applied brushstrokes/accented edges and slightly increased the color saturation which created a rich even-toned graphic image.
Canon S5IS, Manual Mode, Macro Setting, f/8, 1/250 second, ISO 80

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Blogger Eric Valentine said...

That is one spectacular shot, photoshop or not, looks great Jim, thanks for sharing.

1:12 PM  
Blogger crabapple said...

Beautiful picture.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

That's really lovely, Jim. Looks like something from a greeting card... or a calendar... ahem.

11:59 AM  
Blogger platespinner said...

very dramatic. one of a kind.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo! it makes me long for fall, which is slow in coming to Texas.

I lived in CA. 30 years ago- up north. I miss it sometimes.

10:50 PM  

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