11.17.2020 Hanging in there

Seeming to defy gravity and the water’s flow, the leaf caught my eye…in addition of course to the variety of the cascades. I generally don’t worry about the Rule of Thirds and composed this for the different textures but the leaf just naturally “fell” into the right position.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 11.17.2020 Hanging in there

  1. Littlesundog says:

    Wow! That one leaf really helps to draw attention to the other leaves that have found themselves immersed in the cascade of water. I do not think I would notice the other leaves as much if it weren’t for the star of this show. Nicely done!!

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  2. This Rule-of-Thirds is the second in a one-day interval. If the clinging leaf were still alive we could praise its tenacity, as we do of living things surviving in difficult places.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    The rock caught the leaf and the leaf caught your eye. 😉

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  4. Very Nice Steve! Really like the different layers of the water falls!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    The oak is legendary for its tenacity; how appropriate for this leaf to hold on to its elegant perch. This is among my very favorites of yours.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    Good find. That really is pretty amazing, natural super glue. And the placement works well for the photo, my eye goes right to it.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never quite understood the rule of thirds, so the discussion in these two entries has been interesting. The leaf seems to be breaking all the rules, though. It’s like a suspended memory.

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    • In many ways, the rule of thirds is observed unconsciously as it is a pleasing way to compose. And, as they say, you’ve got to know the rules to break them. But in this case I did not give rules a thought and made my composition in a naturally responsive way.
      I have a feeling the leaf’s “grip” on the rock has something to do with surface tension but that’s not even close to an expert opinion.


  8. Perfect amount of blur and I love the composition … nice and clean of debris. Just wonderful!

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    • I gave myself several exposure choices. One can’t use a formula for these and the speed of flow makes all the difference. I will occasionally clean a cascade if needed but this one is almost always debris free. Thank you!


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