Fall, Purisima Creek Redwoods OP, Santa Cruz Mt.

Posted by Vaibhav (Stanford, United States) on 8 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A yellow leaf signifying Fall at Purisima Creek Redwoods with the creek flowing again after recent rain. Use of a polarizer eliminated reflections from water and brought out the pattern in flowing water which mimicked the vein structure of the leaf!! Also the water appears blue as it is reflecting the blue light of the sky while the leaf is completely in shade.

Post processing the NEF file was straightforward (minor contrasts, exposure tweaks, mild sharpening, jpeg conversion) and the image looked almost exactly like this in the viewfinder.

Nikon D700
4 seconds
F/14.0
ISO 200
80 mm (35mm equiv.)

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