Steven Hargrove Photography | New Fall Leaf Macro Photos Gallery open!

New Fall Leaf Macro Photos Gallery open!

November 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Last night I posted up some new shots of individual fall leaves.  They are done in a similar manner to the existing Leaf Abstracts gallery.  I don't do these shots every year, but rather as I see some unique leaves and have the time to shoot them.  They are done in the same manner as the Rock Abstracts (more on those later).  That means placing the leaves on a copy stand, side lighting them, and shooting them with the funny little lens that lets me shoot from life size to 5 times life size (5:1).  These were shot anywhere from 1:1 to 3:1.  I have to get the leaves as flat as possible, because the depth of field is very shallow.  It's hard to do with fresh leaves, but I have to work quickly since the colors will begin to fade after a day.  So I spread them between paper towels and place a book on top for an hour or so before shooting.  Tricky, a little time-consuming, but definitely worth the effort!  Enjoy!

Steve Flaming Maple SwordsFlaming Maple SwordsSupermacro photo of a 7-fingered miniature Japanese maple leaf.


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