I was curious and tried shooting the leaves against the skies. It turned out to be interesting. Enjoy and keep on photographing!
This weeks exercise requires a little bit of patience. I ask you to go out (early in the morning!) and photograph leaves in a certain way. Put your camera on a tripod and set the exposure time to three seconds at ISO 100. You might have to use a Neutral density filter if you shoot during the day. After framing a group of leaves set the timer to 10 seconds and have a stick ready. Now comes the trick. Press the shutter and get close the leaves with your stick. When the camera exposes the leaves, wait about two seconds and the touch the leaves gently with the stick. You should get an image like this one.
If you or the wind moves the leaves during the three second exposure time you just get an blurry image, but if you let the leaves expose for two seconds and then move them slightly you will get a dreamy image that looks great.
try it out and have some fun!