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    The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    I took a whole series of these images, others in my album, using a 300mm F4 Canon lens. I stood beneath the canopy and looked straight up. The sun was very low at this time of year and very bright.
    The aim was to show the beauty in the design and colour of the leaf. (I have not yet mastered the upload process yet as the colours are a little off, but they are close). Using sRGB now

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    Re: The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    Very nice Bryant. I like the gold/yellow of the leaves against the blue and black background. I don't know how well up you are on your PP but I would consider blacking out the smaller yellow leaves at the top and right of the image. I am sure that will improve the composition and the overall impact. Still a very good shot. And..by a fellow northerner.

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    Re: The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    Hi, Yes I like it but would like to see an image of the whole tree canopy.
    Russ

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    Re: The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    Hi! Steve,
    I will play with the leaves in Photoshop. The leaves to the right of the main leaf form a curve from top right and lead in, so I will see if blacking out the leaves on the top and left of the leaves make the image less cluttered therefore, a stronger image.
    Thank you for that Steve, most helpful.

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    Re: The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    Hi! Russ,
    At the time I was only carrying my trusted 300mm. I do have a number of images with a larger spread of leaves but not for this forum or any forum as they are not good enough.
    Do go over to my Album where you will see other images of the Horse Chestnut leaves. Hope you enjoy the album.

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    Re: The Beauty of Horse Chestnut

    Quote Originally Posted by russellsnr View Post
    Hi, Yes I like it but would like to see an image of the whole tree canopy.
    Russ
    The most you can capture in one shot and still maintain the level of sharpness Bryant captured would be about twenty leaves. Anything larger would look like a pattern and not have the same detail.

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