Madison Indiana Photography

“B&W Leaf Art”

Another leaf shot….This time because this leaf was dried out and lacked any saturated color, I converted it to B&W, I also turned the leaf on to it’s lighter side to make the effect even more desaturated,.I tried to emphasize form and shadow with this one to convey a darker mood, if you can give a leaf mood, just trying to think out of the box a little bit and try something different.

I shot this one at f/18 with a 30 second ss, at iso 160.



October 20, 2007 - Posted by | art, B&W, Clifty Falls, fall, flora, flowers, hiking, image, leaf, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, outdoors, photography, pictures, random


  1. Beautiful shot. One of the best B&W conversions I’ve seen a while. Very well done. Exposure is absolutely crisp.

    Comment by paintingartist | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  2. That turned out beautifully! I wouldn’t have thought to shot it that way! It brings our things in the leaf that color never would.

    Comment by montucky | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  3. Complete isolation, great. Ron.

    Comment by rtd13 | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hey Bernie, very cool. Is this suspended somehow? Just wondering the situation with the black background.

    Comment by Mark | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  5. Mark… the bg is black cloth pinned to cordboard, leaned the board against wall at an angle to keep the leaf from not sliding off, and then positioned camera to make it to look suspended.

    Thanks for taking a look 🙂

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  6. Very effective use of the black cloth background, Bernie. I’ve done something similar with individual sea shells, but never as black and white. Well done.

    Comment by Bobbie | October 20, 2007 | Reply

  7. Bernie this is just breathtaking – something so simple – Action, all in one – I love it!

    The second I seen this, it was as if the leaf was saying “Do you want to dance?”

    Comment by truddle | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  8. Clear, beautiful curving lines, striking against the black background. I love leaves!

    Comment by tomwhelan | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  9. Beautiful gray tones against the black – well done!

    Comment by kml | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  10. Hey, first thanks for another wonderful studio suggestion for this bored housewife. 🙂 And onto the leaf – I really love the detail in this. I believe you did capture a mood with this leaf. The enhanced features of the leaf look almost (humm…. digging in my gray matter for the right word?) well, important, dignified, valuable? As if mercury or silver runs through the veins of a leaf. That’s beautiful. I like how you made something so important that isn’t. I think this picture is a real testimony to your talent (in my not so humble opinion) the real challenge for a photographer is to find beauty in all things and to remind us to care about these lovely things. You did both. Really nice.

    Comment by aullori | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  11. Amazingly beautiful Bernie, I love leaves myself. They are so expressive. I had to take a second look!

    Comment by paintingartist | October 21, 2007 | Reply

  12. Beautiful shot Bernie, wonderful detail in the leaf. It works really well in B&W.

    Comment by jonb49 | October 22, 2007 | Reply

  13. Wow!! So beautiful capture!! 🙂

    Comment by tetsu | October 22, 2007 | Reply

  14. Bernie, I like this look of suspension. Very nice leaf shot! They’re sometimes hard to capture, but the detail is just right, and I think it works well in b/w.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | October 22, 2007 | Reply

  15. awesome photo, love the conversion as well.

    Comment by ankush | October 23, 2007 | Reply

  16. I always like to study the veins running through leaves. We often think of trees as static things, but the veins bring to mind movement, energy, growth, pulse, etc. Nice photo.


    Comment by forestrat | October 23, 2007 | Reply

  17. Stark and beautiful. Great detail and contrast.

    Comment by Stevo | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  18. I like this. It’s almost more fall-like in terms of how the leaves eventually end up.

    Very well done.

    Comment by Robin | October 24, 2007 | Reply

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