PF Photo Contest - Turning Over A New Leaf (2/3-2/9)

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Zz, that leaf is HUGE!!!!!

Why, thank you, Evo!

Oh, you mean the leaf! Well yeah, they grow 'em big in Hawaii. This is the same plant that they use to make poi.

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I should have ID'd that plant. The for the most part that is http://www.oakpointnursery.com/salal.htm" [Broken] a very common shrub in the coast range and western valleys of the Pacific Northwest. There are also some berry leaves, probably some variety of Blackberry
Oh. It looked like a Bleeding Heart. I like that one too. I'll have to ask my wife if those are around my parts. Your link didn't say anything about zones. Ya learn something new every day.
 
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Oh. It looked like a Bleeding Heart. I like that one too. I'll have to ask my wife if those are around my parts. Your link didn't say anything about zones. Ya learn something new every day.

Yeah, now that you mention it the blossoms do look a lot like bleeding heart. If you saw them first hand you would not mistake them for bleeding heart since these are a very tough waxy flower which produces a small hard, sticky berry. The berry is nearly inediable raw but makes a wonderful jelly.
 
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http://bikeflat.com/albums/album07/DSC_1446.sized.jpg [Broken]
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:uhh: Did you really photograph see-through leaves in sepia tone, or was there some image altering done to create that entry?
 
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It looks like the picture was taken through a window when it was dark outside and a light was on inside. Just a hunch.
 
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Or perhaps a picture of a reflection of leaves from the window.

Interesting composition.
 
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You consistently have some of the best pictures here. :approve:
Thanks! I would definitely call photography a serious hobby of mine.
 
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This can't compete with the other great entries in this contest, but here is a sample of about the only leaves we have at this time of year. Beech leaves that didn't fall off. One little problem - notice the fat, bright buds on the seedling. The very warm December and January fooled a lot of trees into springtime behavior. Right now, we are in the midst of an Arctic freeze with below 0 deg F temps most nights, so this little tree and a lot of others that were fooled into budding might not make it.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9674/leafsa6.jpg [Broken]
 
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This can't compete with the other great entries in this contest, but here is a sample of about the only leaves we have at this time of year. Beech leaves that didn't fall off. One little problem - notice the fat, bright buds on the seedling. The very warm December and January fooled a lot of trees into springtime behavior. Right now, we are in the midst of an Arctic freeze with below 0 deg F temps most nights, so this little tree and a lot of others that were fooled into budding might not make it.

That is a good shot turbo. Nice colors and I like the shadow of the branch in the snow too.
 
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Or perhaps a picture of a reflection of leaves from the window.

I'm noticing that the leaf on the far right shows the pine needles through it, like it was two photos superimposed. I could be wrong, and there could be a perfectly legitimate explanation of how that photo was taken, but I just want to check that it wasn't an oversight of the rule that prohibits photo-editing. If it is, it should be moved to the Disqualified! thread (it still is a really cool picture).
 
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That photo was NOT photoshopped or edited. I took that photo at night keeping the shutter open for a couple seconds and using two flashes, so in a sense, yes, I did superimpose two photographs...
 
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This is going to turn out to be another very difficult contest to vote on. Still, if you are brave enough, submit a picture. You have less than 2 days left to do that. One can just never tell how the voting will turn out.

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Here is a picture from the top of the ski jump in upper Michigan.
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5491/lotoleavezd3.jpg [Broken]
 
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That is a good shot turbo. Nice colors and I like the shadow of the branch in the snow too.
Thanks! Those leaves really should be dried out and badly faded by now, but with the very warm and wet fall and winter (until February) they stayed vegetative very late and refused to drop off, and there's still some color left in them, mostly on the upper sides of the leaves. There's a big beech bush (cluster of suckers growing out of a stump) further down the trail, and I would swear that it's still holding onto every one of last season's leaves. I picked this shot because of the bright buds on the seedling and because somehow I took it on an angle that was a little off-kilter, and it appealed to me.
 
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Here is a picture from the top of the ski jump in upper Michigan.
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5491/lotoleavezd3.jpg [Broken]
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An interesting perspective. Triggers a little vertigo for me when I first look at it.:biggrin:
 
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That photo was NOT photoshopped or edited. I took that photo at night keeping the shutter open for a couple seconds and using two flashes, so in a sense, yes, I did superimpose two photographs...

Thanks for the explanation. :smile: Neato! That actually makes it even cooler that it's done with the photography itself. Now that my concerns are addressed, I just might have to vote for that...very creative.
 
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Here is a picture from the top of the ski jump in upper Michigan.
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5491/lotoleavezd3.jpg [Broken]
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:bugeye: How can anyone talk themselves into getting up there, let alone skiing off! That made me a bit dizzy just imagining the heights!
 
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An interesting perspective. Triggers a little vertigo for me when I first look at it.:biggrin:


I was using it as my background for a while but is was making me dizzy, It is strange that I did not feel that way when I was up there.
 
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:bugeye: How can anyone talk themselves into getting up there, let alone skiing off! That made me a bit dizzy just imagining the heights!

Here is the web page with all the info on the ski jump.

http://www.copperpeak.org/

I am going back for the "SNOWMOBILE HILL CLIMB" on the 24th.
 
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I figured you did it by multi exposing the film. I would of done it by exposing the pine tree background, probably at night with a flash. Then by exposing the leafs in the foreground against a black background, with a soft focus and an overexposure with the flash.
 
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This one probably isn't pretty enough, but I thought it was neat.
redleaf.jpg

No, the photo wasn't retouched in the slightest (aside from a crop, rotate, and resize). It's a skeletal leaf being illuminated indirectly by a laser pointer (the only handy lightsource strong enough and locallized enough to completely mask out the background).

The full photo is stunningly sharp. I was sort of torn between the full photo, which shows the shape of the leaf, and a zoom, which shows more detail. Attempting both, I probably achieved neither.
 
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Cool shot T.E.!:approve:
 

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