Fleeting Beauty

Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Palos Park, United States

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Jack Frost has been hard at work in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, creating a fiery vivid tableau in this abstract. Soon autumnal beauty will be yet another memory as Winter tightens her grasp on the northern wooded lake lands.

The leaf colors are as they appeared in nature, with no enhancement other than slight lightening of the image. Leaves were selected from sugar and red maples as well as from birch, aspen and other hardwood trees found in the forest near our cabin. I spent hours having fun playing with and rearranging the leaves.

A very slow shutter speed was achieved with the help of a polarizer and a neutral density filter. This allowed me to create diffuse spirals suggestive of an autumn leaf carried on the north wind toward its final resting place, its brief foray into fall brilliance soon to morph into the drab brown of decay.

Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm lens, shutter 5", f/16.0, focal length 18mm, ISO 100, handheld camera with twirling action provided by me, polarizer, neutral density filter, patio table, fall leaves.

Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA.

September 23, 2009.

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