View Full Version : Winter Swamp Maples

Mike Moats
01-17-2008, 08:15 PM
During the winter when the snow as melted off the ground in some of the swamps I like to shoot in, I will run across patches of matted down maple leaves. As you can see in this image, they will sometimes turn to a cool grayish white. The swamp seems to suck the color right out of the leave. I shot this with a Fuji S3 Pro, Tamron180, F22 at 6sec.

John Cooper
01-17-2008, 08:39 PM
You really are a master of seeing and composing patterns Mike!! The dark veins of the leaves form an appealing pattern here. Nicely seen.

Jim Caldwell
01-17-2008, 09:28 PM
Mike, I really like the patterns and textures you captured in these leaves. I would love to see large blowup - I'll bet the detail is amazing!

Alfred Forns
01-17-2008, 09:43 PM
The "Leaf Master" So simple and so beautiful I like the sharpness from corner to corner !!!

Robert O'Toole
01-17-2008, 09:49 PM
Cool patterns and shapes. I think it must look really good full size!


Terry Eddington
01-17-2008, 10:16 PM
Anyone can enjoy a shot as pleasing as this but it takes a real photographer's eye to see it before it's a photo. Nicely done.

Susanne v. Schroeder
01-19-2008, 08:15 AM
I agree to all comments - especially like the "Leaf Master"... you have an incredible eye for these kind of shots!