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Picture of the Day - October 13, 2009

"Autumn in focus"

A different kind of photo of some colorful autumn leaves.
Photo courtesy of Fred Kuipers.

Sometimes a single sentence can tell a story just as well as an entire book, and the same holds true in photography. A wide-angle shot of a hillside blanketed with the spectacular colors of fall can be a veritable treat for the eyes, but just a few well-placed autumn leaves against a blurred background is just as effective at letting us know that summer has past, and winter is on its way.

Photographer Fred Kuipers has managed to capture the very essence of fall in today's picture, and with just two leaves in focus we still get the intended message loud and clear. Like a surgeon's scalpel, the tool of selective focus enables us to dramatically alter the "big picture" by concentrating the bulk of our attention on just a small part of it.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Gordon Brugman
    Town: Gatlinburg, TN

    Mr. Kuipers has used his control of depth of field in a masterful way on this shot. You can’t help but get the message that walking is getting “crunchier” all the time as freshly fallen leaves carpet our walkways. Good job, Fred!
    Name: Terri Shuman
    Town: Chillicothe, OH

    Fallen leaves are great treasures, gifts from our almighty God to signify the changing of the seasons. Very, very nice image Mr. Kuipers.
    Name: Juanita L. Ruffner
    Town: Negley, OH

    Very beautiful capture and depth of field...
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Another wonderful image Rick. And an excellent job at capturing the essence of fall Mr. Kuipers!
    Name: Eric Newburn
    Town: Petersburg, VA

    Name: Kathy Beach
    Town: Maryville, TN


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