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Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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i took this solely because of the sheer intensity of the orange in the leaves...:G




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Old Oct 27, 2006, 11:17 PM   #2
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Squirrel, you have posted some really great photos but, I'm sorry to say, this is not one of them. The composition is good but the image is overexposed and over saturated. This has caused a loss of detail in the orange leaves. I loaded your image into PSPX and played with the histogram. I was able to improve it somewhat but not as much as I would like. You might try desaturating the reds a bit and tweaking both ends of the histogram. Spot metering on one of the brighter leaves might have resulted in more detail showing.

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Old Oct 27, 2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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Cal, i wastrying to capturejust the saturation and intensity you're talking about. this tree was SO brilliant, and SO orange, i wanted to preserve that, not desaturate it. like i said, i took the photo only for the sheer intensity of the color. i could easily have toned it down, or metered on the brighter parts to reduce exposure, but that wasn't the effect i was after...
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For what it's worth, I think the photo is wonderful.

The intense orange against the light blue sky only helps show the beauty of those orange leaves.

I like to the composition of it too, only s small show of leaf in the top and bottom corners and a nice focal point in the centre of the frame.

Like your other work in this forum, it is wonderful to look at.

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