Friday Image No.96

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Forest Leaves. Olympus EM5, f/3.5, 1/50" at ISO400.
Forest Leaves. Olympus EM5, f/3.5, 1/50″ at ISO400.

Whilst on my recent road trip I captured this image. What I like is that it could have been anywhere and that I didn’t need to travel to the US to shoot it. My wife thinks I’m mad travelling all that way to take pictures of leaves. I suspect some of the people passing by me would have agreed with her.

What I also want to share is the colour version of the image which is below.

Forest Leaves prior to conversion.
Forest Leaves prior to conversion.

As soon as I saw this I knew how the finished image would look. The greens were so different that I could see them separating out naturally in the conversion. After a while you sort of get an instinct for these things.

I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.

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8 thoughts on “Friday Image No.96

    Bruce Saunders said:
    June 17, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Nice image, Robin – the rest of us can stand with you. We need to grab the images where we can, the travel is a nice bonus! My wife and I were in Ireland a couple weeks ago, and she put up with me taking all kinds of images, but I was smart enough, (and married long enough), to know I better stick with hand held, no tripod and keep moving along ;-). No Ansel Adams’ concentrated landscape sessions for me!

    John Nicholson said:
    June 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I definitely like the “colour” variations of the b&w image best!

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      June 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks John. Personally I don’t like the colour version but then that’s probably because I had already envisaged the black and white image.

    Ron Abeles said:
    June 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    This is one of the benefits of being a photographer or a painter. You develop an appreciation for details, forms, compositions, etc. that many people miss. It leads to a greater enjoyment of the “little things” in life.

    As for color vs. B&W, most of the time it is a matter of taste or what one wants to emphasize in the scene. For me, the B&W is more dramatic. But, that’s just one person’s opinion.

    Thanks for positing this and your other photos.

    Ron

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      June 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you for the positive feedback. And I couldn’t agree more about enjoying the litle things in life.

    fridaytrain said:
    June 18, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I have a few similar shots, taken with the same sense of pre-visualisation. The various shades of green in the scene are a kind of green-tinted monochrome–a green and white vs black and white scene in situ. That makes it much easier to mentally preview the B&W outcome and to manage raw file through the conversion. I hope, someday, to be able to view scenes with broader colour palettes the same way with respect to pre-visualising a monochrome result, but I’m not there yet. Oh, I liked your image a lot.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      June 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks. I think the pre visualisation definitely becomes harder the more diverse the colours in the image.

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