Michael Kelly level-deluxe 10/10/2009 7:55:00 AM

Debbie I like the shot a lot. Was not sure from the thumbnail, but when you open it and see all the color and detail it is very impressive. A wonderful collage of fall color prepared by mother nature.

I do have one small problem with it. The blue leaf almost in the center which does not seem to have any detail and appears brighter so it draws my eye to it away from the much more defined leaves around it. I am not sure what I would do to fix it. but I am thinking a cut out replacement might work. Maybe Dale might have an idea or it may not bother anyone else and not need a fix at all.


Aimee C. Eisaman 10/10/2009 10:01:30 AM

Beautiful array of leaves and great treatment for them here! I too am bothered by that one leaf and I'm not sure that it's the lack of detail that bothers me or the odd color. :~) #8024754

Dale Hardin 10/10/2009 12:17:26 PM

Debbie this is a wonderful shot. I love all the texture and the variety of color. Don't get any of that in Southern California.

I think the slight problem Mike pointed out with the leaf is the color instead of the details because there are many more leaves that have even less detail.

It's quite easy to modify. Make a duplicate of the image and draw a marquee around the blue leaf. Don't have to outline it, just make a selection of the area where the leaf is.

Now use the 'enhance/adjust color/change color' command and modify the color to something not so striking. #8025118

Debbie E. Payne 10/10/2009 2:46:25 PM

It's not working. Must be missing something obvious. Am I supposed to somehow use the paint bucket and select the color of another leaf? And is everyone talking about the light blue leaf underneath the yellow one or the little bitty bit of a bright blue leaf in the center of the pavement?

Maybe the easiest way to fix this is to show you a different version. I feel stupid that I can't figure out how to change the color of the errant leaf. Does this version work? #8025411

Dale Hardin 10/10/2009 8:02:37 PM

both images are good Debbie and I really don't see anything wrong with the blue leaf. However, if you'd like to know how to change out the color, let me know and I'll send another tutorial. #8025873

Debbie E. Payne 10/10/2009 9:26:37 PM

That would be great if you'd send me a tutorial. I do certain things so seldom that I don't remember them. This way I save your tutorials and I always have them.

BTW, is it the tiny blue leaf on the pavement or the one under the largest yellow leaf in the center that I need to change? #8025948

Teresa H. Hunt 10/10/2009 11:12:58 PM

Debbie, I like your original post better. I think it looks better because it has more leaves. I personally am not sure what blue leaf everyone is talking about. Unless it's the pale blue one under the yellow one. #8026031

Aimee C. Eisaman 10/11/2009 4:46:32 AM

Just my humble opinion, but I like your second post better's more fluid while the other one has more of clumpings of leaves that make it more difficult for me to view the little details in each leaf. :~) #8026544

Michael Kelly level-deluxe 10/11/2009 8:05:19 AM

Your second post takes care of the problem leaf for me and like Aimee I think it is more fluid. I definitely like it better though both are excellent. #8027021

Rita K. Connell level-deluxe 10/11/2009 8:58:29 PM

I like the first post best, why don't you select just that leaf and see if you can change it by saturation or color balance. Plus I want to know where you found all of these beautiful leaves that do not have brown spots on them. I have been to the smokey mt and back and still couldn't find beautiful leaves like these. Nice picture Debbie. #8028494

Debbie E. Payne 10/11/2009 9:49:04 PM

Thank you, Rita. These leaves I found underneath this magnificent tree while roaming around the neighborhood the other day. Here is a picture of them on the tree. The veins were amazingly red but I didn't get too many pictures because the wind was picking up. Here are a few of the ones that were fairly still. #8028538

Anthony L. Mancuso 10/12/2009 4:55:48 AM

Excellent images Deb, I prefer the second one as well...the red veins on the yellow leaves are striking..nice find. #8029511

Aimee C. Eisaman 10/12/2009 4:58:06 AM

What beautiful leaves Debbie....I love those red veins! Maybe it will be nice out today and I can take the kids in the backyard with Icarus (my camera....yes I decided to name it) Going to blog about it later today and see if other photogs name theirs. Here is a link to my blog if any are interested #8029522

Teresa H. Hunt 10/13/2009 11:59:51 AM

Those red veins are so very cool. I really like the 2nd of the two. Great find! #8034117

Susan M. Reynolds level-deluxe 10/13/2009 2:44:18 PM

And What neck of the woods do you live in to get color like that...pretty amazing in all the shots. Hard to pick a fav! #8034437

Debbie E. Payne 10/14/2009 8:18:58 AM

It's nice to hear from you, Susan. I'm living in Colorado Springs and although we get beautiful yellow aspens, that is the majority of our color. I had to look long and hard to find this much color all in one spot! #8036588

Aimee C. Eisaman 10/28/2009 11:21:18 AM

Congrats on your EP Debbie....such a pretty fall collage! :~) #8082796

Debbie E. Payne 10/28/2009 11:29:37 AM

As always, thank you, Aimee. I tried the selective color but it didn't look as good as I was hoping it would, so I left it alone.

I am home. It is a snow day (for some unknown reason because it really doesn't appear too bad). But hey, a day to take it easy, edit and throw away photos. I probably need to actually go and do something now - like bake or clean out my closets. #8082821

Teresa H. Hunt 10/31/2009 9:58:52 AM

Congrats on your EP! :) #8091071

Dianna Murphy 1/6/2010 9:55:41 AM

Very pretty colors, I didn't notice a problem with any of the leaves. I so think the veins of red image is the stronger image of the two. #8275116

Debbie E. Payne 1/6/2010 5:50:18 PM

Thank you, Dianna for your take on these two images. I fell in love with this tree and stayed in that front yard for a long enough time that the owners came out to see what I was doing and we had quite a conversation. It was fun. #8276179

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