Macro Abstract Leaf At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC

Fall Insinuation


Macro abstract leaf at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Fall Insinuation

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When I found this leaf near the south wall at the Aiken County Historical Museum it was starting to change colors, even though Fall hadn’t officially commenced.  The colors of the leaves on the bush where I discovered this had already transformed enough to call me over and, once there, forced a closer examination of them.  I selected this one for a couple of reasons: I loved the random patterns of decay and the colors it provided, it was relatively flat (which when shooting at two times life-size at such a close distance is an important consideration if you wish to maximize the zone of sharpness), it had some dew on the surface to enhance the colors, and its location had limited impediments to access.  The wind being calm was also another significant factor in obtaining my Fall Insinuation piece as I needed eight seconds of exposure time.  The high level of detail allows surface textures and individual dew drops to be seen.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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