FRAGILE

Sandy Hill

Joined April 2008

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A fragile design of intricate veins is all that is left of what used to be a live deep green Holly Leaf!

The Holly leaf as shown ( regular view, not large) is 2 1/4 cm larger than in real life.

It was raining, I was bored and so I found myself outside looking for a subject. I found a few skeletons of Holly leaves and decided I could have fun with them inside. This Holly leaf was placed on my washing machine where the sheen of the washing machine picked up the shadowing of it, as well as added a little background texture that somewhat reminded me of water color painting paper. I used the available light that entered the window and adjusted the color tone to obtain a little extra warmth to the otherwise cold white background!

“PHOTO INFORMATION”

Taken on Nov 7/09 at 10:26 am.
Taken in my own home on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Taken in raw, Adobe RGB col profile and aperture priority.
Camera; Canon 20D
Lens; Tamron SP AF 90 mm f/2.8 Di lens & 1.4x’s teleconverter.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including joystick head
Taken at 1/25’s at f/14, +1/3 EV, 126 mm, man col bal 5617 kelvin, iso 200.
Histogram adjustment, contrast adjustment, shadow/highlight on just the highlights adjusted slightly, layer of overlay at 12% added, slight crop on left side and sharpening via lab mode, duplicate layer, lightness channel, unsharpmask ( amount 20 radius 5, threshold 1).

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