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the leaving leaves



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21 Comments | Report
jamesda123
 
jamesda123 October 30, 2014
Amazing contrast and composition
akapov
akapov October 30, 2014
Thank you very much:)
nicken PRO
 
nicken October 30, 2014
Beautiful.
akapov
akapov October 30, 2014
thank you, glad you like it:)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 01, 2014
Clever and fascinating shot....great for an autumn comp or tree comp....kathleen
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness November 18, 2014
Great Shot!
GKennedy
 
GKennedy March 03, 2015
Nice capture. I like the deep colors and the cant of the photograph. There is even a face in the first tree on the right near the top.
akapov
 
akapov March 04, 2015
Thank you all for the nice words:)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 September 13, 2015
Ominous...yet, somehow optimistic...there's a light at the end of this dark path.
akapov
akapov September 14, 2015
I am glad you see the same thing I saw:) I love to see contrasts in nature that can be translated into what you just described
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 13, 2015
Beautiful capture!
akapov
akapov September 14, 2015
Thank you:)
delmairene PRO+
 
delmairene September 13, 2015
Haunting, beautiful. Love the photo! It reminds me of Halloween and the story of Sleepy Hallow and the Headless Horseman.
akapov
akapov September 14, 2015
Thank you and I couldnt agree more, some amazing forest shots in Sleppy Hollow:)
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 14, 2015
Looks like Halloween night
annettemiller
annettemiller September 17, 2015
That's what I was thinking.
akapov
akapov September 20, 2015
:) it would be a very haunting place on halloween night
BlagovestPopov
 
BlagovestPopov September 16, 2015
Unique work
akapov
akapov September 20, 2015
Thank you for your kind words
AliciaRPaparo PRO
 
AliciaRPaparo September 17, 2015
That is an interesting photo, I like it. Where was it taken? If you don't mind me asking...
akapov
akapov September 20, 2015
Thank you Alicia and glad you like it. It was taken in Helsingborg,Sweden up by a place called Pålsjö castle
reinaldoaguileraa
 
reinaldoaguileraa September 20, 2015
Stunning
akapov
akapov September 20, 2015
Thanks a lot:)
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 27, 2015
Congratulations on all your Awards!!
akapov
akapov November 04, 2015
Thank you very much:)
VTPhotographer2018
 
VTPhotographer2018 September 17, 2016
This is so Alice in Wonderland! Just amazing!
akapov
akapov September 21, 2016
:) I know right, and thank you for the kind words
Wendy_Caine PRO+
 
Wendy_Caine September 17, 2016
I really love this, well done
akapov
akapov September 21, 2016
Thanks a lot Wendy:)
KacperMichalik
 
KacperMichalik September 18, 2016
Amazing
akapov
akapov September 21, 2016
Many thanks Kacper:) Much appreciated
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 19, 2016
Very Nice capture
akapov
akapov September 21, 2016
Thank you very much:) Glad you enjoyed it
Bishka
 
Bishka September 29, 2017
Nice
Marcpen
 
Marcpen October 06, 2017
Great picture
jbrowder PRO
 
jbrowder September 06, 2018
Great picture

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in my hometown of Helsingborg in Sweden. There is a little castle with a garden and this gorgeous "tunel" is a part of that.
Time
I got up on a weekend morning as it was a beautiful day for photography, I decided to have a walk in the forest and this place is always on my mind for interesting shots.
Lighting
This place is difficult in regards to light as it is very dark due to all the trees but very light at the end of the tunnel. I thought the idea of a mysterious and haunting tunnel ending in very bright light as an exit could be an idea
Equipment
I had just owned my camera for some months and this was very much in the beginning so I went with the kit lens 18-55 IS II that came with the Canon 600d. I had to use a tripod due to the very dark lightning conditions as I wanted focus all the way til the end of the image
Inspiration
I love just walking around and see photos develop in front of your eyes. You are in your own world and you look at things in a very different way. My biggest goal is to try and create emotion when looking at a photo of mine which is usually much easier when you have people in the shots so its challenging with only nature. The immediate thought here though was a haunted forest with a bright exit at the end. Trying to give a very strong feeling of autumn to it as well.
Editing
I dont really think to much about what I do and dont do in post processing, for me its all about trying all type of things until your eyes tell you that it is just the way you like it. I did ad some leaves at the bottom on the path as there was a small area where people had walked too much. Then incresing the haunted feeling with a stronger contrast to the trees and the color of the leaves. I was considering to perhaps just complete over expose the exit of the tunnel at the end to create an even stronger feeling of that bright light exit
In my camera bag
Still with my Canon 600d...Cant wait until I have the chance to upgrade to full format and most probably the Canon 6d but not yet...Forced myself to only work with Prime Lenses so I really get to create the shots with my own eyes. Been doing almost all my latest shots with the prime 50mm 1.4 but cant wait until I can get my hands on the Sigma 35mm 1.4.......
Feedback
Im all about immersion...Immerse yourself in photography in every possible way. Try to think differently when out walking, break habits and patterns, when at events look at where all the photographers stand and position yourself the absolute opposite, feel your photos, snap away, try different settings, trust your instincts and in my opinion one of the most underestimated things CROPPING, it can make such a difference to any one of your photos as it can change the entire dynamic of the shot.

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