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October 14, 2009
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Oct 13, 2009, 2:54:31 PM
In The Wake Of Adversity by alexandre-deschaumes In The Wake Of Adversity by alexandre-deschaumes
Not a lot of people enjoy the coming of the fall .. I DO .


During my last hike in the french alps I found this carpet of frozen leaves.

I really like to focus on the hidden treasure into the forest ..

there is beauty everywhere .. shapes, textures, forms, abstract , ..
I can spend hours seeking for a composition.I love it.


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It is difficult to tell how much this piece has been edited. In ultimatum it doesn't seem like that much has been done to it; but it definitely has an other-wordly beauty that beckons the viewer to stare at it for a long time in order to soak in all the fine, delicate details, which have been finely and perfectly refined. The ice clinging to these leaves has a very alien quality, beautiful and majestic. The colors, though of dying, fallen leaves, carry a warmth against the cold. This contrast of temperature works nicely. The framing of the main leaf, too, is perfect.

This beautiful photograph of a well-recognized object edges on the abstract and hearkens back to the harsh, wild places of the world that attract so many men who've forgotten their true origins.

This is art.
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This photo is great.The leaf stands alone and perfect among the leaves.All have different colors and a similar shade.
It looks like the leaf has been changed and its color enhanced with the help of a program in order to make it better.
Fallen leaves really represent fall in our minds;the rest of earth and the silence waiting for spring to come.All the browns are a feature of fall and take us back to rest.Fall is the season of november and itis also the time to think back about life and the past things.fall is a way to revive ourselves
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idratherbehiking Oct 13, 2011  Student Photographer
all i want to say it i like this a lot.
dude love it, and love ur comment even better...
alexandre-deschaumes Nov 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much
AlayaGadeh Oct 31, 2009
Aaaw I love it ! (-:
shaggyred3839 Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible. I love shots with leaves, And tend to find myself constantly find myself trying to take them. This is the first time I think I've seen a frozen one. And it is just incredible.
AlayaGadeh Oct 29, 2009
May I have a photo print?
alexandre-deschaumes Oct 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
sure :) I send you a note .
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alexandre-deschaumes Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you very much.
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