Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Sigma SD14 with Sigma DC 18-70mm lens
f/4
1/4000s

I was walking in the park with my girlfriend. Than she saw this scene and asked me to take a photo of it. I didn't want to, because it wasn't looking great from my point of view. My girlfriend than forced me to take that shot, and, after discovering that it is great, also forced me to buy her a chocolate "for the sense of art".
-Alex Klochay

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Just a point and shoot Casio digital camera.

Shot in September near Aspen, CO. I was out visiting for a wedding. Nothing fancy with the equipment. This is 3 photos stitched together into 1 to form a wide panoramic shot of the country side. You can see the Aspen trees changing color in the hills behind. Was a beautiful fall day!
-Andy Graber

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Sony DSC-H1
ISO 64
f/2.8
1/400 sec
Exposure: 0

I went for a photo-walk with a friend of mine on a Friday after classes ended - just a walk around the University campus. I really liked the colors of these leaves by the sidewalk. Edited using Lightroom.
-Asad Chishti

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Sony Cybershot DSC-W210
ISO 100
f/7.1
1/80 sec
Exposure: 0.32

I just went hunting for another shot for my project 365. Edited using Lightroom.
-Asad Chishti

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


On a tripod with a Canon T2i, 28-135mm lens at 75mm.
1/100
f 5.0
ISO 100

North Lake at the Spread Eagle chain of lakes in Florence, WI. I saw this shot while walking the dogs, had to go back home to get the camera and shoot it.
-Bill Robbins

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


On a tripod with a Canon T2i using 28-135mm lens at 28mm
6 sec
f 6.3
ISO 800

"Pewit's Nest" near Baraboo, WI. This unique formation is surrounded by forests and cornfields. It would be easy to drive by about 300 yards away and never know it was there. The only way to get this perspective is to climb down on the ledges of this little canyon, no railing or safety net! It was after sunset, so I needed a long exposure to gather what little light was left.
-Bill Robbins

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


First Photo:
Nikon D90 with VR 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G lens
18mm
VR: ON
F/8
1/250s
Aperture Priority Mode
-2.0EV
ISO 400

Second Photo:
Nikon D90 with a VR 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G lens
18mm
VR: ON
F/8
1/1250s
Exposure Mode: Manual
0EV
ISO 400

I love taking fall pictures. Recently I was transferred to Mahwah NJ for
work. I drive past this park every day. Once fall hit I knew I had to take some amazing fall pictures at this beautiful park. Photos taken at the Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah NJ with a Nikon D90 using Capture NX for post processing.
-Brian Bordonaro

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon 7D and a 70 - 200 lens
Mode: AP
ISO: 100
F Stop: f/11
Exposure Time: 1/3
Focal Length: 70mm

Long exposure of Multnomah Creek above Multnomah Falls. I created a color profile on the camera to give the boot in contrast and color.
-Bryan Flynn

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AP
400
f/5.6
1/80
130mm

The second photo is a small maple tree on the grounds of a vineyard. The colors were so rich anyone with a camera would have shot it.
-Bryan Flynn

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Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm @ 75mm
f/8
1/40-sec

This was actually my last shot of the day. It was about 5pm and the sun was pretty bright before we had made our ascent to the peak so i wanted to go back for one last opportunity. You might be wondering where this place is and the answer is Virginia. My girlfriend and I were just in a wedding in Lynchburg and planned our trip so that we would have a day to see the sights. There is a small hotel/eatery at the base called the Peaks of Otter Lodge. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking views. This was where the photo was taken and it turned out to be my favorite photo of the trip. I am glad we went back before we left because the lighting was just right. I hope you enjoy the picture as much as we did taking it.
-Cameron Hoch

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon D90 with Tokina 11-16mm @14mm
f/11
Total of 3 shots taken 1/200-sec, stitched into panorama.

My girlfriend and I were just in a wedding in Lynchburg Virginia and planned our trip so that we would have a day to see the sights. We had heard of the peaks of otter (where photos were taken) before and thought it would be a great place to check out. Living in SW Florida we don't have much of an opportunity to hike up any kind of elevation so it seemed like a great opportunity take on. The panorama shot was taken once we reached the top. The elevation was around 3,500 feet and it was worth every step, including my sore back from carrying a camera bag and tripod. The weather could not have been any better which made the experience more enjoyable.
-Cameron Hoch

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Canon T2i
f/11
1/200s
ISO100
18mm
+/-2eV

Taken on my campus at the University of Waterloo. I was out taking pictures during studying for midterms. Created the HDR using photomatix.
-Chintan Mistry

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon T2i
f/11
1/50s
ISO100
18mm
+/-2eV

This picture was also taken on my campus during a midterm studying break. I saw a tree that was a great symbol of Fall. This was also created using HDR in photomatix and edited/cropped in photoshop.
-Chintan Mistry

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Canon T2i using the Canon 55-250 IS Lens at 250mm.
F5.6
100ISO
1/80th Shutter

This was shot on 10/23/10 in Bristol CT.
-Christopher Spence

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Canon 5D Mkii
50mm
1.8

Photo was taken of a puddle on Hornby & Robson in Vancouver, BC. The tree is the reflection and the out of focus blurry parts are the leaves that have fallen off of that tree into the puddle.
-Christopher Young

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105MM lens
F4
Taken at Sunrise

This was taken on the second morning of my fall color trip in Colorado. The lake calmed down just enough for a good reflection as the sun came up and painted the peaks of Maroon Bells bright red.
-Chung Hu

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Shot with Canon 5D Mark II 24-105MM lens
F4
Late afternoon

After following a 7 miles long dirt road, I came upon this lake. Wind was strong, but after I took my time walking around the lakeshores, the lake calmed down. It was just another photographer, his border collie, and myself sharing this peaceful moment.
-Chung Hu

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon D5000

It was taken on the Main Green at Brown University— We had an unseasonably warm day last week and everyone was hanging out outside, among the leaves. It was probably about 4 when this was taken, so the light turned out pretty cool in my opinion. I edited it for contrast and boosted the colors a bit in Lightroom, but that's it.
-Clara Beyer

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Canon SX20is using the color accent mode.

This is a shot of my 16 month old daughter Cecelia looking for her water bottle in her stroller during a late afternoon romp in the leaves with my wife and I. I chose the leaves in the upper left hand of the frame as the color to accent and snapped away. I think having her in the shot as a baby/toddler exploring all that is new in life to her and the falling/decaying leaves shows the interesting balance of life.
-Colby Griggs

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI
F9.1
ISO 400

Taken on "Bluff Head" in my hometown of Guilford, CT. At roughly 720 feet Bluff Head is the highest point in town, so I figured what better place to snap off some shots!?
-Dan DeMayo

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI
F 11.3
ISO 400
with my cheapo Nifty 250

This photo was taken while I was hiking up Bluff Head in Guilford, CT. I happened to look up just as the sun was peeking through.
-Dan DeMayo

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GE A1455
f/6.2
ISO 80

Hanging out with my family in Chicago and I wandered off towards the sunshine to get warm. While standing there huddled against the wind I looked up to see the sun streaming through the leaves. My coldness momentarily forgotten, I snapped a couple of pictures trying to capture the color of the leaves.

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


GE A1455
f/3.0
ISO 80

After becoming completely bored doing school I decided to head out and take some pictures. Just as I got out the door I noticed that it had been raining and that the leaves had water droplets covering them. About fifty pictures later and almost falling in a pond trying to get the right angle, this was the best one.
-Dane Machiela

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon d5000 with 60mm f/2.8 micro lens
ISO 640
1/250 sec
f/6.3

For this pictures, I was out shooting photos of Red things. It was the beginning of fall, so not many of the trees had changed colors yet. I passed by a barren tree and saw red leaves on the ground. i picked the most red ones up and piled them together. I switched to a nikon micro lens and shot the picture up close. Focused on the middle leaf. Did not think the other leaves would be unfocused, but I really enjoyed the effect after viewing the photo.
-Daniel Jin

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon d5000 with a 60mm f/2.8 micro lens
ISO 900
1/250 sec
f/6.3

I picked up a decaying red leaf and shot it up close in my hand with the micro lens. The grass brought out the color of the leaf a lot. Being able to get so close to the leaf and seeing the texture of it made it look skin-like.
-Daniel Jin

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon 20D

We went frofling and I for some reason brought my Canon 20D around. Then I decided to lay on the ground to take a photo. Then we got taco bell. It was a good day.
-Daniel Mendez

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon D3000 with a 18-55 mm lens
ISO 200

It seemed like nice weather out, so i just went out to shoot.
-Danny Tsinis

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


iPhone 4

Today, me and my friend went for a walk/ jog in the park. It was an unusual day for fall, not like most days in the fall where one would expect the weather to be cool and brisk. It was quite the opposite today, the weather was warm and sunny like a day in Spring. The warm weather plus the wonderful smell of fall was in the air, which made our walk much more enjoyable than usual. Upon our walk in the park, I came across this area where the sun was shining through the autumn tinged trees , lighting up the path along the way. It was at this moment where i had to stop was i was doing, pull out my iphone 4 and snap a picture to remember this joyful sight.

This particular photo is the HDR version. The HDR version in particular reduced the glare from the sun and brought out more color in the leaves towards the top of the screen.
-David Wagner

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Nikon D60 in full manual mode.

We were shooting in a private drive near Park Falls, WI when I realized suddenly that the drive we took was looking like a never ending road and took this shot.
-Deepak Sundar

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon D60.

This was shot near Kettle morriane state forests near Milwaukee, WI. This shot was of a small road branching off from the scenic drive. This shows a road where you cannot see what is going to come - just like life.
-Deepak Sundar

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NexusOne (Android 2.2.1) using the Camera360 app and changed it to "tilt shift," focusing on the bald area.

Just riding through the woods on my bike and saw a tree with an area sans bark.
-Doug Li

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon Rebel XS DSLR, stock lens zoomed all the way in.

I was out the door on my way to work after a massive rain storm in Seattle. Normally I slip on these waxy bastards every morning, but today seemed to be the perfect balance of wetness, waxiness trapping the water, and colors. I grabbed my camera and snapped a few auto-focused blind shots and checked them when I got to work.
-Duncan Mowatt

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Canon EOS 5D Mk I
Canon 85mm f1.8 USM
ISO 50
Shutter speed of 1/2500

I was coming back from a photo shoot that day and passed by a field of milkweeds that I thought would look nice, especially with the sunset in the background. I was almost going to keep driving since there was a line of cars behind me but I hastily pulled over (to the dismay of all the drivers behind me), waited until they passed me, and ran across the street to the field.
-Eric Chang

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Canon EOS 5D Mk I with a Canon 85mm f1.8 USM lens
ISO 100
1/500

I was coming back from a photoshoot that day and passed by a field of milkweeds that I thought would look nice, especially since the background had trees with bits of light filtering through that would create nice bokeh. I was almost going to keep driving since there was a line of cars behind me but I hastily pulled over (to the dismay of all the drivers behind me), waited until they passed me, and ran across the street to the field.
-Eric Chang

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Nikon D40
f/5.6
1/160
ISO 800

This picture was actually taken at the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in South Burlington, VT. After we took the tour and housed some free ice cream, I took a few minutes to shoot the trees they had out by the parking lot, which were frankly the best I've seen this season.
-Greg Carlson

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Nikon D90
Tamron 17-50 2.8 Lens
1/1000
f/5.6
17 mm
ISO Speed 200
-1 EV
October 11, 2010 at 2:44pm

I took this photo on the cog train ride up to see the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, near Zermatt, Switzerland.
-Jamie Wallace

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Nikon D60
f 11
1/80
ISO 200
26mm

Took a trip back home to Michigan for Thanksgiving - we really don't get this color in Atlanta, GA. Went out one fall afternoon to a park looking to capture some beauty. Came across this 'couple' on the bridge. No, I didn't position them there - nature did the framing for me! Pretty sure I was lying on my stomach with the leaves just inches in front of the lens to get the DOF at f 11.
-Jarrod Cecil

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Sony alpha230 with the kit lens
F/10
1/60second
iso100
0.3 stop

I have been walking around taking pictures whenever it gets sunny here in Vancouver, BC. I saw the reflection of the tree on the side of the building and snapped away.
-Jeff Tseng

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


Sony alpha230 with kit lens
F/5.6
1/160s
ISO 100
0.3 stop

I was taking pictures along a line of trees and saw the shadow around this leaf. So I took a few there and picked the best one.
-Jeff Tseng

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 6S


This is the abandoned stone tower in the cemetery of the former Grafton State Hospital in Grafton, Mass. The cemetery contains over 1,000 graves, marked only by small stones engraved with numbers, of patients who died while institutionalized there. When you walk through the cemetery, you have no idea if you're walking on a grave or not, so when your foot accidentally slips into a depression (the ground is very uneven), you get the always-thrilling feeling that comes with the thought "is something grabbing my foot?"
-Jennifer Paluzzi

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Sony NEX-3
ISO 320
1/30 sec
11.0
18mm

Took a trip to Gunnison, Co and took this pic in woods. I imported the image into Photomatix, converted to HDR, then tonemapped it.
-Jerry Bruce

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Canon T1i with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens
1/800 sec
f/2.8
70mm

Taken on the campus of Michigan State University just before dusk on October 14. There was a beautiful maple tree in the courtyard between a few dorms that I wanted to take a picture of, but I wasn't satisfied with any of them because there was always a power line or dorm filled with windows or some other distracting object in the shot. So I moved in for a closer look and was delighted by the texture and color of the individual leaves, with the last bit of green summer clinging on for dear life.
-James Seguin

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Canon T1i and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens
1/400 sec
f/3.2
60mm
ISO 800

Driving to campus this morning from St. Johns, MI, and the sky was beautiful. I thought this tree had a lot of character, especially without its leaves. The trees get a head start on losing their leaves here in Michigan, where it usually dips into the 20s well before winter begins. (It was 28 degrees this morning when the shot was taken!)
-James Seguin

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Nikon D90 with the 18 - 200mm Nikon lens
1/50
f 7.1
ISO 200

This is a stitched panorama of 6 portrait images taken on top of Talcott Mountain State Park, Farmington, Ct. As you can see this is an amazing vantage point that spans a view of the whole Farmington River Valley. The river is down there but well surrounded by trees which line both sides.
-John Notar-Francesco

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Nikon D90, with the 18 - 200mm Nikon lens
1/250
f 8.0
ISO 200

This image is a panorama made from 4 portrait images taken at Gillette State Castle Park in Hadlyme, Ct. The Park is a gem for colors and wildlife such as Blue Heron. The Castle (not pictured) was the home of famed portrayor Sherlock Holmes, William Gillette, and is a fantastic sight to visit in warmer months, closed now. The view of the connecticut river from that spot is also worth seeing but you only allowed 2 images.
-John Notar-Francesco

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Nikon D5000 with the standard 18-55mm lens
1/100
F5

While walking through the forest looking for fall subjects I found this reflection in a little creek with ever so slight ripples.
-John Shable

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Canon EOS 5D with 25mm-40mm wide-angle zoom lens
f/6.3
1/80 sec
400
40mm
No flash

I took this photo 2 weeks ago in the botanical garden in Innsbruck, Austria while it was raining. I set my camera on top of a large piece of cut stone that was about the size of a small car and had a wonderful wavy pattern cut into the top. I chose a shallow focus to give the viewer the sense of what it would look like if they were just another leaf sitting on the stone. It's ever-so-slightly off center and non-level to give the viewer that sense of landing randomly. Hope you like it.
-Kevin Dawson

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iPhone 4

I was out running in a park near my office and came across this bridge. I thought it would make a nice background picture for my laptop so I pulled my iPhone 4 out of its arm band and took the snap with HDR on. I thought it turned out great for a mobile phone pic.
-Kevin Trent

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Nikon Coolpix P80

This was taken by my 3 year old daughter on my Nikon. I handed it to her and it's like she knew what she was doing when I handed her the camera. I was following her nervously because i didn't want her to drop it but she just kept on shooting. I really like this photo because when I plugged it into the computer I realized that it already fall. Man time fly by fast. So yeah I know this isn't anything flashy or eye catching but what I love so much so this picture is that I see what my daughter sees through her eyes. It simply amazes me that she took such a clear shot and that she knew how to use my camera as soon as i gave it to her, so there you have it!
-Leo Leon

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Canon XSi with Tamron 18-250mm lens at 155mm
f5.6
1/200
ISO 400

The day was very windy and the sun came out after several days of rain (it rains A LOT in Oslo, Norway). So, since the lens is not quite fast I had to compromise a bit. The idea was also to shoot red on red to create a sort of monochrome.
-Mariano Iannuzzi

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Canon XSi with a Tamron 18-250mm lens at 39mm
f29
1.3sec
ISO 100

This one was taken in Flåm, one of the most spectacular places in Norway. There is absolutely no Photoshop on the reflection. The air was quite calm and I added a 0.9ND filter to make it a longer exposure. I liked to show the colors of the trees in the fiord, the serenity of the day, and the dry waterfalls.
-Mariano Iannuzzi

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Nikon D70s with 60mm Micro-Nikkor
ISO 400
1/250sec
f/4

"Autumnal Abstraction"
I took this shot in mid-October, when this oak tree was showing beautiful reds and golds, while much of its foliage was still bright green.
-Mark Reddick

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Canon 500D - Sigma DC 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
147mm
f/7.1
1/80sec
Straight on-camera flash - 1st curtain sync

I guess fall in Canada is coming to an end, but the seeing the first snow really made me want to go out and shoot. It just so happened that there was this set of leaves hanging down from a tree in my backyard that were now covered by white stuff, I upped the contrast and downed the saturation a bit to drop out the background. All the post is done in Canon's DPP, no cropping.
-Martin Rodrigue

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Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-55 VR lens and a polarized lens cap
ISO 1000
1/200
F6.3.

I first saw the shooting challenge and thought about shooting a tree, but I felt as if everybody else is going to do something similar... I came across a leaf in my front yard that looked something like this, and the shadow created an animal like shape. I placed it on my back porch table, and shot it where the lighting from the sun was perfect (it was around 4pm). I really thought the color of the table went well with the leaf itself, resembling fall perfectly in its calmness. I used auto exposure bracketing and set the three shots apart by 2.0. Later I ran it through Photomatix Pro for the HDR and photoshop for touch-ups.
-Masaki Norton

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Canon 350D + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Both taken at a central cemetery in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
-Matej Kulczycki