Repost with room added top and bottom. I do think it works better. Thanks, @Diane_Miller
Falling Leaves - White on Black
Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
A while back @Gill_Vanderlip posted an image in “Everything Else” that was white silhouettes on a black background. I absolutely loved the idea and it fit with a projected I’d had in mind to create a falling leaf image. I’m not sure if this really fits flora or not since it is very much a composite image. So if it isn’t appropriate here, I guess you can move it to Everything Else. The base is comprised of two images of leaves piled against a piece of white foam core. The two branches came from separate trees shot against a cloud sky. And the individual falling leaves are from nine images taken in the house by hanging an oak leaf from a thread and photographing it against that same old piece of foam core (I have about 300 images of various oak and the neighbor’s hybrid poplar leaves to play with).
I had originally visualized this as bunches of leaves falling like snowflakes, but when I started executing it I decided it would work better if I kept it very simple. I’d very much like people’s opinions on that and on whether you prefer the black on white or white on black.
Massive composite with different settings for each image. Since they were all converted to silhouettes, the settings were pretty irrelevant. They were all taken with a Sony A7Riv and FE 70-200 f/4 macro.