I thought a long time about this. Like what kind introduction to my fall leaves series I should have. I thought I could go poetic and post a poem like e. e. cummings l(a, but I am not really sure the feel of these pictures, even if they are just leaves, would be very well represented by that poem. But it was a good try.
On a technical note what we did here was to scan these images using a HP flatbed scanner. Fall colors don’t happen every year in the Pacific Northwest. Most years the leaves just turn a few shades of brown. This year in particular seems to be a good year for color but not the brightest I have seen. These images were from a couple years back. The leaves were incredibly colorful. The scanner makes huge files of ginormous dimensions. The colors were boosted a little and the blacks were given a good once over. For the crops a black and white filter was added. I like how the little details of the individual cells tend to pop out. There is one where you can see where an insect punctured the cell and left a hole in its place.
Here we have a good opportunity to view when little details become big. This technique allows us to do this in a way traditional photography couldn’t, at least not with anything a consumer could have access to use. I have seen custom jobs but they are still mostly limited to still life scenes.
Anyway enjoy something different.
“Joan never cared about the in-betweens
Combed her hair with a blade did the Maid of Orleans
Said Christ walked on water we can wade through the war
You don’t need to tell me who the fire is for”
~To The Dogs or Whoever by Josh Ritter