Photo Monday – Fall Leaves

I have this knitting project that’s been waiting for weeks and weeks to be photographed. Saturday, I asked M to help me out with those pictures. We took them in Prospect Park and the colors were gorgeous. The girls asked to play before going so I passed the time with my camera.

The leaves were so pretty. I had the wide angle lens so I could get quite close and still have a whole leaf in the frame.

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There was a tree with deep purple leaves right in front of one that had more yellow-orange leaves and I really wanted to show that beautiful contrast. It just got messy. The only way I found to get lots of leaves in was to have just a couple in focus at the front and a blurry jumble in the back.

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Another shot I desperately tried to get was leaves in focus with the background trees a blur, right behind. I just couldn’t get it. I would see the shot I wanted but I need to move toward it. By the time I got close enough to the leaves, the background had shifted to mostly sky. I think it would have worked with a telephoto lens. The one I left at home… So this is the only one that shows the trees in the distance.

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And this is what I could get when I got close to the leaves. No background trees.

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I don’t know which one of those two I prefer. I like the light on the first one but I prefer the background on the second…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Fall Leaves
  1. Charity says:

    These are so pretty! The color of that first leaf is amazing. The sky in the background may not have been the exact shot you wanted, but it’s still gorgeous- particularly the last photo, with the blurred leaves in the open spaces.

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