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.

404 views as of March 3, 2014

Winner Everyday Women Autumn Challenge (April 1, 2014)

Featured in Photo Painters (February 28, 2014)

Featured in International Women’s Photography (November 10, 2013)

Featured in Feminine Intent (November 5, 2013)

Featured in Superbly Visual (November 5, 2013)

Featured in Everyday Women (November 4, 2013)

Featured in Bubbling Artists (November 3, 2013)

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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Comments

  • jammingene
    jammingene12 months ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Gene – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon12 months ago

  • Thank you so much, Lynn!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...12 months ago

    A very artistic presentation of this autumn leaf – definitely worth the effort you put into it!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Celeste! As you know, playing with filters can be both fun and frustrating, and I’m glad I was able to come up with a result I was happy with!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby12 months ago

    Perfect crispness to this simple work of art, Anita…amazing…and a fave!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Susan!

    – Anita Pollak

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB12 months ago

    November 4, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Teresa – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AnkitaPopli
    AnkitaPopli12 months ago

    Background texture looks so real like it is real stone piece and this autumn leaf gives the 3D effect. Very beautifully created!!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Ankita – I had a lot of fun playing with this one!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine12 months ago

    Lovely in its simplicity and brilliant colour!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Tammera
    Tammera12 months ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Tammera – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • tori yule
    tori yule12 months ago


    Congratulations! Beautiful work!
    View your feature here and join me in congratulating our co-creators
    You can enter this in the November Features Challenge
    Nov 2013

  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Tori – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby12 months ago

    So nice to see us together in Feminine Intent’s Features, Anita…Congratulations!!!

  • Thanks Susan – it’s always an honor to be featured with you! And your leaf work is so beautiful and creative! You’ve inspired me to go back to some of my leaf photos and try some more interesting and creative techniques with them. Since my shooting season is basically over, I’ll have plenty of time to experiment!

    And congratulations once again for your Star of the Month honor – you are an amazing artist and I just love your work!

    – Anita Pollak

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