Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Foliage in Pleasanton, CA

Yesterday afternoon, when I was taking a walk in my local community in Pleasanton, CA, I noticed some autumn colored leaves on many of the trees. After I got home, I prepped my camera and went for a second walk taking photos of the autumn colored leaves. I am here to show you the photos I took. All of the photos are taken near or in Hansen Park except for one of the photos which I took in my front yard. These photos are not in order they were taken, but reorganized with the best looking ones first. I hope you enjoy viewing the photos.

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Parts: Hansen Park | Downtown Pleasanton | Turkeys

I have to admit something about this shot. It was staged. I quickly grabbed a leaf off of a nearby tree and shoved the stem into one of the holes on a park bench in Hansen Park. I wanted to play with depth of field with the park bench. 

The tree I yanked the leaf from above. 

More fall leaves on a tree near Hansen Park. 

I also wanted to see what would happen if I flashed the leaves with my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT with a CTO gel on it. I don't think the light mix was that flattering. I was trying to simulate a "sunrise" look I did last year, but the background turned out too blue. I don't really know how to play with CTO gels yet. Also, this was the shot I took in my front yard. 

More light mixed shots. 

I really wanted to simulate that "sunrise" effect, but I totally forgot how I did it last year

I guess the light mixing did help bring out the leaves from the background. What do you guys think? Good or bad? Comment below. :)

Two more light mixed shots. 

I decided to shoot a portrait of a tree in Hansen Park at the end of my walk. 

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Parts: Hansen Park | Downtown Pleasanton | Turkeys