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2013 was a poor year for foliage in NJ, at least in our area. Leave didn't have much color… Our oaks and maples mostly went from dull greens to shades of...
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2013 was a poor year for foliage in NJ, at least in our area. Leave didn't have much color… Our oaks and maples mostly went from dull greens to shades of brown right away - with very little of the usual reds-oranges-yellows in between. Perhaps Hurricane Sandy the previous year had something to do with it…

Anyhow, while working in the yard one afternoon (there still were lots of leaves to rake!…), as the sun was moving toward sweet light, I noticed a very small section of brightly colored leaves amongst the dreary grey and brown ones. It was in the distance, though, so I needed to pull out my old 500mm mirror lens.

I tried an experiment. I shot the same frame perhaps a dozen times changing my focus through the entire range of the lens shooting nearly directly into a mottled-filtered setting sun.

It wasn’t the usual landscape shoot – I had pulled up a deck chair. Don’t usually get to shoot while sitting!…

Anyhow brought a few of the images into Photoshop and layered some of the blurry ones over the sharp ones. The results here is my favorite. What do you think?…

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foto3la11 PRO+
 
foto3la11 November 17, 2015
Very creative.
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CapeScapesCoastal November 17, 2015
Thanx Elzbieta - Relish YOUR forest too...
paoloagati
 
paoloagati September 16, 2016
someone else using mirror lens... :-) good result
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CapeScapesCoastal September 16, 2016
Thanx Paolo. Yep - once in a while. Almost traded in, but started experimenting… I use Gimp once in awhile too...
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annakoperczak January 01, 2018
Nice use of the mirror lens~ Love the bokeh and the edited effect of layering blurry shot with sharp!
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CapeScapesCoastal January 01, 2018
Thanx Anna. Fun experimenting...

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