Fallen Leaves Project – Sketches

by on Jan 9, 2014 in Fallen Leaves | 5 Comments

Back in November, I committed to a project called Fallen Leaves that would challenge me photographically with what I have collected over the past two autumn seasons and the marco equipment I rarely use.

But other projects and one other pretty good reason, kept me from starting until now.

Macro Setup with Light Tent

The Setup

The setup for this first test is a simple enclosed translucent tent box with a black interior. The lights being used are cheap lamps from the local hardware store and a couple small spring loaded clamps to hold the leaves in position. The lens being used is a Canon 100mm macro.

The following set of images are some of my first experiments. It’s fun not knowing how a slight turn to the right or left can change the frame at such close distances. Here is the quick update. I’m going back to the playing.

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO400, 100mm, f/14, 1.0 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO400, 100mm, f/14, 1.0 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/13 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/16, 2.0 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/10 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/4.0, 1/13 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/4.0, 1/13 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/5.6, 0.4 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/13 sec

Fallen Leaves Project on oopoomoo - © Stephen DesRoches

ISO100, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/6 sec

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I am a designer, artist and photographer living in PEI and the co-creator of the Photographer's Guide to Prince Edward Island. I have helped design this website and the many oopoomoo ebooks. Stop by and say hi on Facebook.

5 Comments

  1. Denise Kitagawa
    January 9, 2014

    I enjoyed viewing your early results and wonder whether you’ll develop an overall preference for more or less depth of field. The black background and hardware lamps lend a beautiful luminance to the leaves.

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  2. Dave W
    January 9, 2014

    Stephen

    Leaves are awesome. They have so many of the elements that make a photograph interesting. Color variations, texture, pattern, shape to name a few.
    It’s esy to see a leaf as just a leaf but when you slow down and study them they are really amazing. I look forward to following your project.

    Great first images!

    Dave

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  3. Fallen Leaves - The Experiment Continues! | oopoomoo : create, inspire, educate
    March 13, 2014

    […] following images are my results from this single block of ice. All were created with the same setup as before using a 100mm macro […]

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  4. Melanie
    August 25, 2015

    Honestly, this is the game that A&M needed prior to the Florida game. A&M has a young and etxnciig quarterback and a hell of a defense. The QB is only going to get better. Mark my words, the Florida-A&M game would have been even closer if A&M had a valuable tune up game. The Aggies might not contend with Bama or LSU this year, but with the valuable recruiting and etxnciig play, A&M is slowly but surely building a very good team that will consistently win.

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