In Pursuit of Foliage - Part 2

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Mikey Colon @mikeycolonOctober 2019 · 3 min read

In case you missed my last post - lately I’ve been on a mission to capture foliage. So far my camera and drone have been to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and upstate New York. Today I’m going to share with you photos I captured in Verona Park in New Jersey.

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montclair foliage art decor professional photographer landscape

The other day my wife asked me what I was doing. I chuckled and replied “taking photos of trees”. She said I need to “get a life” but for me photography is life!

I walk my dogs all the time in Verona Park and I’ve been waiting for the right time to bring my "real" camera. And on October 25, 2019 I headed out on my continued pursuit of foliage.

Before I share with you the photos I took with my camera check out the incredible drone footage I captured (click the white triangle to play the video)…

 

After I used 2 batteries to capture video footage, I used another one to take photos…

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For example - I really love how the fallen tree is juxtaposed with the other trees and water.

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verona park in the autumn fall season drone Montclair professional photographer art

It still looks amazing from eye level but not quite as dramatic.


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foliage autumn season Verona Park in New Jersey montclair photography art

If you’re wondering how I got the water to look silky smooth, I took 2 shots and photoshopped them into 1.

For example this shot I took at 1/8 of a second (to get a sharp images of the leaves)…

Then I took another photo at 30 seconds to blur the water but then the leaves are blurry too…

So to get the best of both worlds I photoshopped both images into one:

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foliage autumn season Verona Park in New Jersey near montclair photography art

If I were shooting a cityscape photo by the water I wouldn’t have this problem (as everything would be sharp) and I’d be able to get it in one shot.

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Stunning September 11 tribute in light wall decor art photo

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learn photography one on one private lessons Queens long island city new york

But the blurry leaves aren’t that appealing. Here are some other images I took with the same technique…

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foliage autumn season Verona Park in New Jersey near montclair photography art

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foliage autumn season Verona Park in New Jersey montclair photography art

As for this shot I was able to get a decent reflection (without using multiple exposures) as the sun was going down and it wasn’t took windy…

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montclair foliage art decor professional photographer landscape

I envisioned getting a dramatic shot with the red bushes lined up with the water sprinkler but it wasn’t as dramatic as I thought it’d be.

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verona park fountain

So I desaturated the entire image and kept the red in the leaves. I don’t know if I overdid it on this one but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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verona park near montclair nj professional photographer wall art

That's it for now and stay tuned for more awesome content like this in the near future!

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Wow so colorfull, really beautiful.


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Thanks man!


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followed you. Hope i will see more scenes like this


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Great photos 👍🏻


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Thank you.


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amazing colours!

Great job


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Thanks. The hardest part is not being lazy and getting out there. :D


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