How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
~ John Burroughs.
Yesterday I read an Nat Geo article with tips on how to photograph Fall with your iPhone. And I have to admit when walking the dogs that’s usually my go to camera. And I use it a lot too. Mushrooms, scenes over a lake, pathways you name I use the iPhone. For real. Anyways this article got my attention pretty quick. And when reading the first paragraph it talked about using Snapseed, my beloved iPhone editing app. So I continued with full trust in the writer. He knew his iPhone business…..
The article told how you could make macros with your iPhone of leaves. And it showed images of it. And I loved them. Cool green leaves with lots of details. And by the author sayings, he was using a loupe in front of the iPhone’s camera when making the picture. Really? Would it be that easy? I did finish reading the article and picked up a neat long exposure app, but after that I went outside picked up some leaves from the yard and just had to try it myself. And it was just so super easy. Ok, not as sharp as with the fancy camera, but loved the details that showed up. Really cool!
The article also said that finding leaves, and then photograph like this could become addicting. And I can totally see why. Because on my next walk with the dogs I kept on searching for nice leaves to put under my loupe and iPhone combination. This was super fun. Especially in Fall. When nature puts on its last and final oh so colorful show of the year.
From soft pastel pinks to vines in dark red. So beautiful! And every leaf so different.
Yellow red dotted ones with thin white vines running through them. You really can’t imagine it by yourself. But it’s so pretty. My life of leaf watcher will never be the same 🙂