Leaf Abstract; copyright © Reserved 2011, Richard Lovison
This leaf was picked up and brought home after a hike in the late fall. It was quite beautiful then as it was almost flawless with bold bright colors. It has since dried and curled though twisted itself into shapes that are quite wondrous. I wanted to photograph it though after many attempts I couldn’t get a look that did it justice.
I believe now I have. I removed the stem which was making a working composition difficult, placed it into a light box and used natural light to take the photograph. Five images were taken, each being focused a little further into the subject and then these five images were merged into one using CombineZP to give a huge depth of field. Fractalius and a couple of Nik filters from within CS2 were used in post processing to create the effect seen.