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Oak Leaves--Second Try

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 November 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This is the same image as posted on 10/30/09, which received mixed reviews. I rotated the photo 180 degrees so the darker leaf waa in the lower half of the frame. I applied two textures that I've used before that I like very much: Canvas Wall Texture and Mandarin Grunge. I added a vignette in a dark brown.
I think this version works better than the first one. What do you think?


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Most emphatically this image is my preference.
The more heavily weighted leaf at the bottom is good,
and the textures and vignette are very artistic and appealing !!!

3 Nov 2009 5:34am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Wow.. Beautiful tones used.. Well done!

3 Nov 2009 5:54am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I like this one much more than the previous. I haven't realized what exactly distracted me, now I see that the darker leaf is much better down. I didn't like the border in previous try much and this version beats it even here as it looks more naturally to me. Textures and vignetting are very well used, the only tiny nit is that now there is too much space on all sides. Maybe a bit more vignetting or small cropping could help but it's only my opinion and I still say that I like this version a lot.

3 Nov 2009 7:46am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

This one, definitely! The darker leaf on the bottom is much better, and also the shine is gone from the leaves. I prefer this processing.

3 Nov 2009 11:12am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

The dark leaf on the bottom, gives this some bottom weighting. An the textures really give it that rustic look. Very well done, Anita.

3 Nov 2009 11:26am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I do like this one better - a bit more natural and rotating the image makes this stronger as well (although I am sure that I wouldn't have thought of that myself).....

3 Nov 2009 12:03pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Leaf yin and yang! Brilliant and beautiful!

3 Nov 2009 1:37pm

Mary from Exton, United States

You have my vote!! I really love this!

3 Nov 2009 1:41pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Hi Anita! Like most everyone else, I like this one better too! The textures chose are really fitting for these leaves. Nicely done!

3 Nov 2009 2:18pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

I agree! This is much better, actually it moves intot he realm of fantastic!!

3 Nov 2009 2:39pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, this beautiful leaf arrangement needs no embellishment or distraction. Such a strong composition.

3 Nov 2009 4:05pm

Ariel from Spain

Really nice. Simple, yet original and somehow nostalgic. I like it!

3 Nov 2009 4:32pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

This is better... no... it's different but both are really good. I liked the lighter colours of the first one but I like the leaves turned this way as above. I can't help you, I like both!

3 Nov 2009 5:00pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Hola Anita!. Preciosos, como siempre, todos tus últimos macros.

3 Nov 2009 6:38pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Decorators should be storming your door, Anita.

3 Nov 2009 10:16pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Absolutely works better!!! This creation is downright delightful!!! Nice to know that some folks can take constructive criticism, in the manner in which it was given, and then profit from it!! Good for you !!!

3 Nov 2009 10:41pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

MUCH BETTER! This one is a "keeper."

3 Nov 2009 10:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This is an excellent photograph, Anita, and much better than the other one.

3 Nov 2009 11:15pm

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Simplicity at it best. This really rocks :)

4 Nov 2009 9:07am

Deena from Manassas, United States

very warm! i can feel the texture!

4 Nov 2009 10:07pm

Jules K from United States

Excellent fall image, Anita! Love the colors and the composition. The textures add a whole other degree of depth to this.

7 Nov 2009 1:00pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Excellent marriage of two leaves, with wonderful processing, and I like so many others, prefer this over the first one.

8 Nov 2009 12:33pm

@Judy: Thank you, Judy. I'm glad you like it.

Kathleen from United States

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

8 Nov 2009 3:58pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love it! Bravo!

9 Nov 2009 7:46am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

I really like how you make all the elements come together in your images... the intertwining of leaves, the colors, the background, textures. Nothing is wasted.

10 Nov 2009 10:42am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:14am