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Johns Leaves
10-OCT-2004 Sean McHugh

John's Leaves

St. John's College - Cambridge, England

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
120s f/16.0 at 17mm (27mm at 35mm equivalent) and iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Tim Bradshaw21-Jul-2008 13:11
And the hits keep coming.....
Guest 29-Mar-2008 23:21
Again and again this is my favorite.....lovely!
Grtz R.
Guest 03-Aug-2007 01:39
Love the compositon, the colours. everything! Well done!
Eric15-Mar-2005 21:41
It's more than an GND filter, Sean. Knowing you, it's probably a bracketed and blended exposure (and focus) for increased dynamic range (and DOF). I am greatly appreciating the detail INSIDE the windows that you've preserved, while at the same time marveling at the sharp detail of the leaves. As always, fantastic work!
Donald Verger12-Feb-2005 18:12
very beautiful and effective a very artisticlly conceived image getmy vote
Sean McHugh09-Feb-2005 12:52
Hi Niall-
This shot used all natural lighting. I did use a graduated neutral density filter to maintain contrast and brightness in the lower half, while at the same time preventing the lights in the top half from becoming overpowering. There was also fabulous cross-lighting originating in the corridors surrounding this courtyard-- giving the leaves a bit more contrast and shine.
Niall O'Shea06-Feb-2005 11:12
This is a fabulous shot. John's looks like a Christmas tree and the exaggurated leaves running up to the foreground give geat perspective. I assumed you used a strong flash as fill for this but obviously not. How did you light this?