Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


I took it with my iPhone 4 while driving around the Smoky Mountain Parkway with my daughter.
-Aaron Bowers

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


5d2 70-200L 200 @ f5.0
Taken at royal roads university Victoria BC
cropped and brightened
-Al Knight

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unaltered
5d2 70-200L
200 @ f2.8

Taken at a park n ride parking lot Victoria BC
saw this tree on the way home from work . It was
so unique I went home and picked up my camera
and drove back to get this shot.
I have had it as my desktop wallpaper ever since
-Al Knight

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Both pictures were taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i with a Tamron 17-50mm lens.
Fall1: ISO 400, 50mm, f/2.8, 1/60
Fall 2: ISO 400, 48mm, f/2.8, 1/60

I just moved to Hong Kong a month ago and have been struggling to find marks of fall in the city. The leaves are still green, the weather yoyo's from sun to rain and the closest thing I get to the fall season are the seasonal lattes now available at Starbucks. So when I was approaching how to tackle this prompt I realized that instead of focusing on changing leaves I had to capture what fall in Hong Kong meant to me.

Both the images are rain trickling down tree branches in Kownloon Bay. While it seems as if all the leaves have fallen off this branch, they actually have not because there were never leaves on these long hanging stringy branches to begin with. The cold wetness of the thin branches, along with the reddish brown colors transports me back to rainy fall days that I miss in Davis, California.
-Alessandra Mosenifar

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"Landmines"

Taken with nikon P100, 1/362 exposure, focal length 6.6

This photo was taken at a apple orchard in Plymouth, Michigan. We rode a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins and thats where I took this photo
-Andrew Stowe

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Canon T2i, 1/400 @ 76mm, F 6.3, ISO 800
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85

Needed to get out of town for the day so we drove up to Chattanooga to see the fall colors since ours haven't changed yet. In the Rock City parking lot there were these rows of low trees that you could duck under and when you stood up you were surrounded by the color, just trying to capture that feeling.
-Andy Creek

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Nikon D3000; 18-55 VR kit lens; f5.6; 1/60; ISO 200
The picture was taken in the forest near the town of Püspökladány, Hungary.
-Attila Lukács

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Nikon D30000; 18-55 VR kit lens; f4.5; 1/1000; ISO 200
The picture was taken in our garden.
-Attila Lukács

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Shot with Nikon D90, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens, ISO 200, f/1.4, 1/2500 Shutter Speed

I was driving down to my department for a certificate program about e-trade. On the way, I saw this golden sea of leaves on the ground with a coastal pattern caused by perfect lighting of the sun. I parked my car to the first lot that I find, run to the place and started shooting. When I got back to my car, there was a parking ticket on my windshield as I didn't realize that I was actually parking to the handicapped zone.
-Baran Ersan

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Shot with Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR f/3.5-5.6G , ISO 200, 38 mm, f/5.6, 1/260

When I arrived to my department for the certificate program about e-trade, I was a bit early and I though that the weather was nice enough to enjoy a walk and shoot some photos. I got my latte, clove cigarette and started enjoying the beautiful afternoon. On the way, I saw this tree, thought it would be great shoot it as the sun was looking great behind.
-Baran Ersan

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Nikon D40
Nikon 50mm AIS f/2
ISO 400
1/320 sec
f/2

Adjusted in Adobe Lightroom: cropped, adjusted color, and desaturated area around the leaf in order to further isolate the leaf.

I was drawn to that last leaf holding on for dear life.
-Brian Dougher

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Nikon D40
Nikon 50mm AIS f/2 + extention tubes
ISO 800
1/80 sec
f/2

Adjusted in Adobe Lightroom: cropped and converted to black and white to emphasize the form and texture of the leaf.

This was one of the first shots I took using my new $10 extention tubes. I used my 50mm f/2 which, which turns into an incredibly close-focusing macro lens when used with the extension tubes.
-Brian Dougher

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Image #1:
Taken near Estes Park, Colorado in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nikon D700 with Nikkor f/2.8 at 45mm
ISO 200 for color saturation
Combination of 9 images ranging from 1/80 - 1/3200 shutter speeds
Photomatix 4 for HDR processing and Photoshop for basic color correction

Taken near Estes Park, Colorado in Rocky Mountain National Park

Image #2:
Taken near Estes Park, Colorado in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nikon D700 with Nikkor f/2.8 at 28mm
ISO 200 for color saturation
Combination of 9 images ranging from 1/1250 - 1/8000 shutter speeds
Photomatix 4 for HDR processing and Photoshop for basic color correction

Colorado's aspen trees are famous for the golden color they change during the fall season, and seeing them is a big deal. In fact, one of our news channels in Denver calculates to the week when the best time is to go and admire them. In late September I walked around there and set up the attached shots with the intention of creating a couple of HDR images.
-Brian Stevens

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Shot using the nikon d300s in aspen colorado for a music video.
-Danny Brown

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Saw the fall leaves contest and thought I would send two images in for consideration. As I was laid off about a month ago, I have had more shooting time which is great this time of year here in MI. Image 1 is a Sandhill Crane which migrate through here in the fall. Some of my favorite birds to photograph as they are so animated and fun to watch. Although leaves are not the primary focus on this shot, I wanted to get a crane landing in front of fall leaves. This field was full of cranes, the light was great and this guy did exactly what I asked:). Canon 7D, 500 f4 with a 1.4x extender. Image shot from the car handheld.

Image 2 is from a pond I routinely pass by and on this day it was glass with a nice reflection of the trees. This is actually a 5 image stitch using photoshop to do the merge. 7D with a 24-70 2.8, manually exposed.
-Daniel Wolin

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"Wood Porch Leaves"
(Sony Alpha 100, with 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, used auto-zoom)
For this shot I went for a walk and saw this on my back porch. It rained a few days beforehand so the dark color of the wood stood out nicely with the bright colored leaves. The colors still didn't turn out as eye-catching as I had seen myself, so I edited it slightly using Photoshop.

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"Solitary Blood-Red Tree"
(Sony Alpha 100, with 18-200mm lens, ISO 100, used auto-zoom)
Every day on my commute to class I pass by this tree on the side of a busy street. It was the only blood-red colored tree in the whole area, among other not-so colorful fall trees, so it definitely had a right to catch my attention on a daily basis. Finally fighting the laziness, I brought the camera with me one day and on the way home I stopped to take a few pictures. Once I came home to process it, I gave it a pseudo-HDR effect using Photoshop, and then using the program some more, I outlined only the red leaves of the tree and made everything else black and white to represent how much the tree stood out for me whenever I would drive by.

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Took a walk in the park to get pictures of my daughter riding her bike, not really intending to take pictures of leaves but I guess nature wanted me to get some pictures of fall as well (see first photo).

Both shot with my Canon EOS 7D using a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC.

First entry: This leave fell on my head as I was trying to get a picture of her, that made me remember your contest. So naturally I took a picture of it. 50mm, f/2.8, 1/160s, ISO 100

Second entry: Same tree, I looked up and saw how nice the colors of the were turning, but also how quickly it would soon not have any leaves left because of the wind. 42mm, f/2.8, 1/640s, ISO 100, Manual Focus, Aperture Priority Mode
-Eric Phanthavong

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Taking a different spin on Fall colors, for me, since I live in the wet and cool Pacific Northwest. My boyfriend took me on a very special birthday trip to New Orleans the week before Halloween, and while we were there, we went on a swamp tour. The temperature while we were there was in the mid-80s, but evidently this was cool enough (combined with shorter days) to prompt the cypress trees to turn colors, albeit more subtly than the maple and oak trees in my home region. In my first picture, I focused on the Spanish Moss, which is an air plant that lives abundantly on the cypress trees, and is the source of the "horse hair" that was used to stuff most antique furniture. Both photos taken with a Nikon D90, 18-105mm kit lens, on "Auto" settings. These are 2 of 204 photos taken on a 90-minute swamp tour.
-Erin Enemark

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Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Canon 50mm f/1.8

ISO 100
f/1.8
1/250s
-Eva Abdulina

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Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Canon 50mm f/1.8

ISO 100
f/2.8
1/160s

In Autumn we all are so excited about the colours. Until it's time to rake up fallen leaves from the ground. That was exactly what I was doing the day I shot this. At least once I wanted to remember something beautiful not just gardening tools and the hard work.
-Eva Abdulina

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Canon 5DmkII
Lens 24-70 2.8L
ISO 160
Aperture 3.5
Shuter speed 250
.raw procesed in adobe photoshop cs4
Location: Scadar Lake, Montenegro

Today was amasing day in on of the oldest chestnuts forests in the Europe, in Montenegro (former Yugoslavia). I was shooting some autumn videos and this is spontaneous shot from the scene.
-Ilija Perić

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I planned on taking these photos with my Canon SLR, but it's in the shop having some sand cleaned out of it (don't ask). And my Lumix went missing a few weeks ago. No, these shots were taken with the camera in my Xperia X10 Mini Pro phone. So, they're not the best quality. Even so, I haven't done any retouching at all — these are straight off the phone.

These were taken in my back yard here in the north of England. No, they're not *technically* of Fall leaves... however, these mushrooms (Amanita muscaria) start popping up in the Fall when the leaves start falling and decomposing, making the perfect fungi food source.

So... they may not qualify for the contest, but I thought these were more interesting than the leaves around here. (Right now, anyway.)
-Eddie

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


I took these images with my canon t2i. I'm new to photography so I just used the "close up" setting.
-Isi Akahome

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I read about this shooting challenge a week ago but had to wait for the weather to be right. I drive past this tree every week and have always wanted to stop and take photos. This gave me the perfect opportunity. Taken at 1/250 sec, F.4, 14mm, ISO 200.

I thought HDR was the perfect method to capture the sun through the tree and the shadow formed.
-James Murray

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Equipment: Nikon D5000, AF-S 18-105 VR
Settings: Cut from wider panorama with unknown settings
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

This is Ljubljana's castle-hill in front of the Kamnik Alps in the afternoon light. There are no convenient places to get this kind of view except one highway overpass. It was quite funny stanading in the middle of the road and shooting panorama seqences. I had to stop a couple of cars for this shot but drivers were quite sympathetic!
-Janez Kos

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Equipment: Nikon D5000, AF-S 18-105 VR
Settings: ISO 800, 1/400 s, f/8, 105 mm
Location: Mala mojstrovka, Slovenia

Episode 12B:
How to recognise different types of trees from quite a long way away.
NO. 1
The Larch
And now NO. 1 The Larch

Seriously, this shot was made while climbing Mojstrovka wall. It was early fall when larches in the mountains gain first hue but it was cold enough already that the morning fog fills the valleys. This tree was slightly taller than the others and stood out of the fog into the sun.
-Janez Kos

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Canon rebel xt, 50mm f/1.4 lens
My boyfriend and I decided to get out of PA and go to Salem, MA for Halloween. We wanted to do something interesting and we figured that Salem would be a scary get away. We both dressed up as Native American Indians. Salem ended up being over rated but we had a great time and I got some great fall shots.
-Jessica Krzywicki

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Canon rebel xt, 50mm f/1.4 lens

My sister always models for my photo shoots. We ventured out to this waterfall for a Halloween shoot. We ended up having to walk pretty far because the road was blocked off. Apparently no one is allowed by the waterfall because a few people died cliff jumping. I found this interesting cliff and had my sister pose on it but in order to get the right angle I had to basically hang off the cliff from a tree branch. It wasn't fun since I am afraid of heights but Ill do anything for a good shot.
-Jessica Krzywicki

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Camera: Canon t2i
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Exposure: 1/125
F number: 5
Focal length: 20mm

I was at my local park in Loudonville, NY scouting locations for a film I was planning at the beginning of October. It was moments before sunset and I noticed how the golden light was really making the colors of the leaves show on this tree, so I ran over and took a few shots before I ran out of light.
-John Canfield

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Camera: Canon t2i
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Exposure: 1/125
F number: 5.6
Focal length: 55mm

I was at my local park in Loudonville, NY scouting locations for a film I was planning at the beginning of October. It was moments before sunset and I noticed this tree being lit up by the golden light, so I ran over and took a few shots towards the sun to get a little lens flare and capture the bright leaves.
-John Canfield

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Wandering through the woods behind my parents house with my beautiful wife and child, shooting up at the trees. Canon Rebel XSi, standard lens in landscape mode.
-Josh McKean

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Even farther into the woods, same camera except this time I'm laying on my back shooting up with an old 100-300mm EF lens - probably set to 300 here, haha.
-Josh McKean

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This photo is an attempt to capture the progressive rainbow of fall colors in one shot. There were distracting small bits of blue sky interrupting the green to yellow to red progression in the original image, so I replaced all the blue sky with black using Photoshopís Replace Color command. Taken with a Nikon D3S and a Nikkor 70-300 at 1/125 and F8 and ISO 200.
-Ken Moore

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In this photo, I was trying to capture when the leaves begin to turn color. This was taken in the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge before sunrise. Although it was dark, I found one tree with the first few colorful leaves. I set my camera on a tripod with the exposure set to 8 seconds, because longer exposures picked up too much light from the moon, and set my SB-900 flash to manual mode and full power. I tried several shots flashing different parts of the tree, but I liked the first one best, because the sky was the darkest, even with the full moon out. Nikon D3S and a Nikkor 24-70 F2.8 at 24mm, 8 seconds at F11, ISO 200.
-Ken Moore

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Picture 1
f/3.5
1/60 sec
ISO-800
18mm

Picture 2
f/7.1
1/400 sec
ISO-800
22mm

I went home to visit my parents for Thanksgiving (already past in Canada). They became unbearable after an hour or so, so I went out and took advantage of the nice day with my DSLR. Both shots were taken with my Canon Digital Rebel 300D and a 18-55mm EF-S kit lens. As an interesting sidenote, the camera died the very next week and these were the last few shots it took. RIP.
-Kieran Crawford

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Canon 5DmkII
Lens 24-70 2.8L
ISO 160
Aperture 3.5
Shuter speed 250
.raw procesed in adobe photoshop cs4
Location: Scadar Lake, Montenegro

Ilija Peric: today was amasing day in on of the oldest chestnuts forests in the Europe, in Montenegro (former Yugoslavia). I was shooting some autumn videos and this is spontaneous shot from the scene.
-Lei Han

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"Birch Leaf in the Frosty Morning"

Horizontal and Vertical resolution: 72dpi
Bit depht 24
F-stop: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/100 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-125
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal lenght: 5mm
Metering mode: Spot
Flash mode: No flash, auto
White balance: auto

This picture is taken with 5MP Sony Ericsson K850i on Sunday, 19th this month sometime in the morning, when i was walking with my family. As you can see, it is cold here and there is still some frost on grass around the leaf. So here are some specs:
-Manuel Vrhovac

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1/320 s at f 5.6 ISO 100. This is an HDR photo processed through Photo Matix Pro.

This photograph was taken near the old Glacier Lodge above Big Pine, CA. I went fishing along Big Pine creek during this trip. I didn't catch any fish but caught some nice fall shots instead.
-Mark Kline

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Pentax K100D
ISO 200
Helios 44M-4
58mm
f/2.8
1/60
Manual Focus
Aperture Priority Mode

I used my Helios 44M-4 lens on my Pentax K100D. I spent the afternoon shooting in and around the yard behind my apartment building. This was one of the best shots.
-Nathan Chavez

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Pentax K100D
ISO 200
Helios 44M-4 w/ Raynox DCR-150 Filter
58mm
f/2.8
1/20

I used my Helios 44M-4 lens on my Pentax K100D. I spent the afternoon shooting in and around the yard behind my apartment building. This was one of the best shots.
-Nathan Chavez

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Nikon COOLPIX S610, ISO 132 on "close up" setting
Shot on a walk around the Washington State University Campus. This was one of the few bright sunny days we have had recently so a co-worker and I took advantage of it over the lunch hour. This shot was taken on our final decent back to work.
-Nicole Stern

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Nikon COOLPIX S610, ISO 132 on "close up" setting
Shot on a day trip to Spokane for a miserable day of doctors appointments. After spending over 3 hours in my final appointment for the day, I took a walk around the complex (lower south hill area). I came across a fenced off garden at the backside of a dead end. As I ran up a small hill to the fence I almost stepped on this little guy just trying to blend in.
-Nicole Stern

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


These were both taken on my college campus. I love the look of fall leaves in the sunset in the first one, and in the second I really love the different viewpoint. I took the first on my D3000 at f/16 and 1/25 shutter speed, and the second on the same camera at f/5 and 1/125 shutter speed. Both were taken at ISO 100.
-Rachel Weiss

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I shot this in Dortmund, Germany today after noticing the awesome yellow-to-red gradient of leaves on this church wall. I also really like what looks like a spiral of leaves going from the foreground to the back. There isn't much to say about technique here, it's a straightforward handheld shot at 72mm, 1/50s, f5.7 and iso 640 on a Canon 7D. I used photoshop to remove noise, to create a little bit of glow and to increase the contrast and the blueness of the windows.
-Robert Kirberich

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I have been getting more and more into photography over the last few years and fall has always been my favorite season to shoot. This photo was taken at Kent Falls State Park in Kent, CT. The leaves have just started changing and some have already fallen. I knew it was time to take a trip to Kent when I woke up and my toes were cold, so my girlfriend and I packed up our camera's, tripod, and headed up to the falls (about an hour and a half drive from my house). The fun started when we didn't have money for parking, very frustrating, however after a short ten minute drive to the nearest ATM and $2.00 fee later we were in. Then as I was going through the equipment I had brought along, Fujifilm Finepix S700, Kodak Zi6, an 8gb microSDHC Kingston for stills, 4gb Sandisk for occasional video, a Sunpak tripod, I realized that I had forgotten the most vital of all components... Batteries! I began to scramble through my car and managed to scrounge some batteries from another pocket HD Cam in my trunk that had just enough juice in them to last me a couple of hours, sigh of relief.

We made our way up the mountain taking photos of the falls, the leaves, everything! We decided to break the rules and go up to the very top of the falls, that is were this shot was taken. When we got to the top we found this cute little rock statue right next to the opening of the falls. I took plenty of pictures of this particular spot but this was the one that stood out for me. Shot using my Fujifilm Finepix S700, on a tripod, Aperture: f/13.6, ISO speed: 64, Exposure Time: 0.3, Exposure Bias: -1 EV.
-Ryan Esteves

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7

Shooting Challenge Fall Leaves Gallery 7


Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 24-60mm 1:2.8 EX DG D
ISO 200
Different Exposures

First Photo: I was driving over the Teichalm (an alp in Austria) when I saw this beutiful scenery. I stopped the car, took 3 photos with a tripod at different exposures and merged them to HDR in Photoshop. I turned the camera a little against the sun in order to get the lens reflex.

Second Photo: I was at a friend's place when i saw these beautiful leaves hanging down from their garage. I took my camera, made a bracketing sequence of three photos and merged them to HDR in Photoshop. There's no special technique behind this photo, it was just good luck.
-Stefan Janisch

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It was shot with a Nikon D700 + a 70-200 f2.8 VR lens @116mm, f2.8, ISO 200, 1/640s, manual.
I was walking back from a photo shoot. The colours were all funky.
I set the white balance to cloudy, I think.
-Zensflare

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Nikon D700 + 70-200 f2.8 VR @ 160mm, f2.8, ISO200, 1/100s, manual.
I had to shoot a lake (but that is part of my job, so it would have been portfolio linking :( it was amazing with the red trees and the blue sky) and on the way back I didn't put my camera away, so I could take some shots for the contest. I had to walk through a forest. It was beautiful.
-Zensflare