Fallen Leaves Project – Experimenting Continues

My commitment to the fallen leaves project continues to unfold in a trial and error process. Some ideas are working out pretty good — others are failing.

Frost covered leaf

Earlier this winter on a cold morning, my front yard had several frost-covered leaves. My failed efforts to create images of the frost gave me the idea to freeze them. Using a small lunch dish, I froze a single leaf in a block of ice and carved out openings by carefully running warm tap water over select parts to expose edges. Adding new water and refreezing helped add bubbles and textures.

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

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

Leaf frozen in ice

About the Author

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.

1 Comment

  1. Bunty Albert
    March 13, 2014

    My favourite is the second from the bottom. The spiral-like tip of the leaf that you rotate through many of the first photos brings to mind the spiral overlay in the Lightroom crop tool; art replacing mathematics beautifully.

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