I finally finished working on my leaves photography. I picked an early favorite for my challenge entry, but in retrospect, I wish I had picked a different one. Not including my settings because I really gotta get Jack down for a nap. Just wanted to get these this thread started before I start another set of photos. If you want to know settings on a particular photo, let me know.
My original plan was to show leaves in different stages of changing color (Amy nicely called it "gradient transitioning" in a Flickr comment, LOVE that phrasing). I wish I had entered one of those instead.
1. Put them on our deck table at first, I like the lines involved and the coloring of the table.
2. Then I moved them to a chair cushion, as I was worried about the colors competing with the table.
3. After looking at them on the computer, I decided to go with a more natural setting the next day.
4. Then tried my deck railing ...
5. The sun was in a great position to try a sunburst ... but I was competing with the trees behind (the one I entered was a mini sunburst where I tried to avoid the trees by climbing to the monkey bars in our yard - glad I didn't fall while holding my camera in one hand and the leave in the other I used a hole in the leaf on that one to capture the sunburst)
6. Bonus shot. Jack liked playing with my leaves on the first day I was taking the pictures. Couldn't get eye contact from him when he had the leaves, but I like his pensive expression here.