11.05.2010

day 309: yellow leaf

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Photographers Tip: If you like all those little bokeh circles in the background, try shooting into your light source (in this case, the sun). Not directly into the "ball" of sun; just toward the sun in general. Position your subject (the yellow leaf) between you and the sun. You can tell the sun is behind the leaf because the leaf is backlit. I'm kneeling on the ground and the sun is higher than where I'm shooting (it's about 9:00am). You'll have a bit of haze and maybe a sunflare (which I didn't want in this case), so you have to move around a bit and see if you can block the sun with something like a tree.

(Yeah, I totally see that piece of grass messing up my pretty yellow leaf. You know I don't have the patience to clone that out, right)? ;-)

Happy Friday!

22 comments:

Aleasing said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!

Where is our baby girl ^-^

Ashley Sisk said...

So beautiful...a little sunflare wouldn't have been so bad but this shot is perfection. Thanks for the photographer tip!

cooperl788 said...

Beautiful. I love the tip, and I didn't even notice the grass, just the gorgeous leaf!

happy me said...

My favorite type of Karli post; a gorgeous photo & tips on how you captured it. :) Have a wonderful w/e!

Mom of M&Ms said...

WOW!! and you sais you did not know how to back light....You really are amazing...One week until your big B Day....

Mandy said...

Only you could make a simple leaf look so amazing! Love the colors and the bokeh! Gorgeous fall photograph!

Julie said...

Beautiful! And thanks for the tips :)

Karen said...

I'm going to be loving all these tips!
The photo is beautiful. I would have to frame it. :)

Naomi said...

Awesome photo--I love Fall! :)

Brooke G. said...

Ohhh - ahhhh!
This one is right UP my alley! I love back light... bokeh circles... sun flares... all of it :D Well done!

Adeena said...

So pretty! Those leaves are so perfect they almost look fake. ;)

Sarah Halstead said...

I LOVE it!! Wonderful job.

Mama Hen said...

Gorgeous! You are so talented! I am going to keep saying it my friend! You should start a business! I went through the last few posts and the pictures are outstanding Karli! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Ashley said...

I never would have noticed that grass. Beautiful picture and thanks for the tips. I love when you do that!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

great tip... and beautiful picture.

Big Fat Mama said...

So beautiful!! I would love to have a great camera that takes pictuers like this - and the knowledge of how to use it. Great tip!
Big Fat Mama

Natalie said...

Perfect lighting and color for this photo. Love your tips too!

Jess said...

Isn't that light unbelievable! Backlighting is my fav. This is lovely Karli.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite fall pics so far this year.

Sereina said...

What a gorgeous autumn photo.

Sarah Andrews said...

Beautiful selective focus and bang on aperture! Stunning!

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Great autumn photo & thanks for the awesome tip! This photo kinda reminds me of the header that I made last week that you liked. :D