That means it must be time for my warped idea of what an abstract image is.
The autumn colors largely escaped me this year – you will likely see just a few images in another post at some point – but I snagged a quick pic in high contrast that I decided to play with a bit. Remember channel clipping? This is just the green channel, which produced a cool effect from the leaves by itself, but then I kicked the contrast up a bit to make it even more unnatural, because we all know that I can’t do art, or even shoot a compelling image in-camera without tricks.
I like how it kind of seems (to me at least) that the leaves aren’t even photos, but cutouts pasted onto the background. In fact, the photo that I had originally edited and uploaded had a few stray branches peeking in from the sides, well in the background, and these detracted from the dramatic effect, so I re-cropped the image to take them out and make it more surreal. The original, full-frame, sits below, so you can see what I started with.