Monday, September 29, 2008

Capturing Autumn



Autumns colors combined with golden hour backlighting combine to transform this simple poison ivy plant into a beautiful scene of autumn glory.

Frequently the best was to capture the vibrant colors of autumn foliage is with strong backlighting. Backlighting allows the light to shine through the leaves creating a soft glow.

10 comments:

photowannabe said...

Its amazing how beautiful something so itchy and poisonous can be in that Golden Hour. Terrific picture Salty.

Shellmo said...

Whoever thought poisen ivy could look that good?!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Neat photo showing the change of season.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I was OK until I read poison ivy and then I didn't want to look any more. I don't get it often and can't remember the last time I had it but I wasn't taking pictures of it then.

I do like the colors and honestly thought it was grapes on an old grape vine.

Louise said...

This is beautiful. I love the backlighting. And I always thought it a complete injustice that poison ivy was so pretty. It begs to be touched. From my earliest memories, I'm one of those that gets head-to-toe rash just by looking at them (if the wind is blowing the right direction.) I guess maybe there is some justice for it in its beauty, but not for me!

Ivar Ivrig said...

This one is wonderful. Love the colors and the lines. Great composition.
I had to stop to take a closer look at your header. It's GREAT :-)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That header is one of your best Heron shots!

Meggie said...

So is the backlighting natural or artificial? Just wondering..... I have so much to learn about photography.....

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Salty..
You have captured it to perfection here... :O)

DeeMom said...

that is lovely Salty