47 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue Of You

    1. Thanks Scott. What I found amazing about this shot was just how slowly the current was actually moving the leaves. I had to stand there for a few minutes before I noticed the different paths the leaves were following. Even then, it was a total guess as to what the final capture was going to look like.

  1. Great shots! I also love the leaves in current. I am constantly taking reflection shots in the river. Autumn is a great time for it as the river and our dock are in the back yard.

    1. Thanks Deb. Having the river and dock in your back yard must be great. I feel the same thing about our lake. Though not in my back yard, I have to walk about 5 minutes to it from the house. You gotta love having such a great photo subject right at your door so to speak.

      1. It is wonderful, beautiful, peaceful and my sanctuary. I sit there when I feel good, I sit there when I feel bad, I laugh there, I cry there. I think I may do todays blog about it. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Fred. The pre-dawn photo is one of my favorites as well. As much for the hike to the location as the photo itself. The leave was a spur of the moment photo shoot. I was at the lake with my daughter when this perfect leaf floated by. I was immediately struck by the idea, “I need to photograph that,” and grabbed the leaf to bring home.

    1. Thank you Stephanie. I hope I’ll soon be seeing more from your recent trip to the mountains. If they are anywhere near as good as the one you’ve already shared, and I’m sure they will be, I can’t wait!

    1. Thank you Janet. If you think the photo is good, you should have been there in person. No matter how happy I am with any of my images, the experience of making them is always better.

      1. Should have read both comments before replying, would have saved me a step. You got it right, it wasn’t quite full on dark, but I was far enough in the woods that it was dark enough to get by without any filters. Though I would have had to deal with the sky reflecting on the water, and the water wouldn’t have come out as dark.

    1. Thanks. I only needed my circular polarizer, and that was just to reduce reflection/glare. It was getting more than dark enough that I had no problem achieving a long enough exposure without an ND.

    1. Thank you Mandy. I’m extremely pleased with the way it came out. Mainly because most of the long exposure shots I see of leaves caught in eddies or currents generally have a more circular pattern to the leaves.

      I have to admit that I was extremely lucky with these. The currents were moving so slowly that it was initially very difficult to make out the different paths the leaves were following. That is until I made my first text exposure. Once I had a little hint of what was going on, that’s when I really looked at what the leaves were doing. If I stood and stared at the water long enough, then I could see there was more than one set pattern to the flow. Then it was just a matter of trying different compositions until came up with a few I really liked.

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