As I went through my yard trying to capture the fall flowers before an expected frost that night, this maple leaf sitting alone on our bluestone path called out and I answered. The shot was very simple, but I wanted to give it the full treatment, since it was so beautiful and there won’t be many more like it this year, and of course, I do love to play with filters!
I used all kinds of filters on this, including Topaz Simplify Buzz Sim, Snap Art Impasto, OnOne Perfect Efffects glow and vignette, Balmy texture from French Kiss Autumn Rain, and even a rock texture layer from Filter Forge, at various opacities and blending modes.
Nikon D700 with 105mm Nikon micro lens.
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