Come autumn when the trees change colour I keep thinking: what an awe-inspiring sight; how photogenic... I must take a picture...
And so I do: trees... leaves on the ground, that last leaf on a branch. You know the sort of thing.
And then you get home and look at these captures and most of the time they go into the mweh.... bin.
Or at least mine do. I must have the world's largest collection of unpublished images of autumn leaves on the ground, all sitting comfortably in that bin of no return.
And so it's time for another batch. Same experience of course but I plucked this one out to tart up for Sliders Sunday.
Colours, shapes, textures... and probably one of the better accidental compositions, so let's give it a go.
I'll post a copy of the in-camera basic version in the first comment so you can see how far we came.
Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the autumnal warmth of the image! Happy Sliders Sunday everyone :)
[Handheld in autumnal cloud-light.
Developed in Capture One for colour and detail.
Processed in Affinity Photo using Topaz Studio and the Celestial Skies preset to start the tinkering. This one is a mixture of Radiance (used to be Glow), Bloom and Precision Contrast.
Back into Photo for a bit of sharpening, a Depth of Field Blur filter ( diagonally so most obvious in top right, bottom left corners) and a soft dark vignette, along with a bit of desaturation (honest!).]