Drifting like a Leaf / on a Leaf

Leaves are one of my favourite subjects.  These photographs (2 in a mini-series of 3) were taken on an unusually hot mid-September day at Toronto’s Centre Island.  These leaves were beautifully back-lit by the sun and I got as close as possible to capture them in all their glory.


The blue hue of the picture was added by spraying toner directly onto the photograph.  I purposely chose this method of toner application because I like the interspersed effect more than an overall saturation of colour; I wanted to preserve the black and white origin of the images, even though they were toned.

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To thank the ladybugs and for keeping my favourite things, value of these photographs will be donated to a conservation organization.

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Leaf 8"x10", toned silver gelatin print, 1 of 1 print, 2017
Ladybug 8"x10", toned silver gelatin print, 1 of 1 print, 2017