Autumn Leaf Litter Fine Art Print

Karl Gaff Photography

  • As winter is fast approaching in Northern Europe, the Sun tracks lower and lower across the Southern sky. It’s radiance begins to wane and the green chlorophyll pigments within the cells of leaves begin to break down, giving way to golden yellows and vibrant reds and oranges. Besides chlorophyll, plants also contain other pigments called carotenoids and anthocyanins which give leaves their autumn colours when the green chlorophyll disappears. The colour change takes place in order for plants and trees to save valuable energy. The production of chlorophyll is an energy expensive process and so plants break down chlorophyll and pump it out of the leaves for storage before letting the leaves fall away. Sunlight reflects differently off the leaves depending on the levels of carotenoids and anthocyanins present within them. Carotenoids produce yellows, oranges and red whilst anthocyanins produce reds, pinks and purple colours.
    This image is not of a forest floor strewn with leaves however, but is a stain left behind from a solution of caesium chloride, imaged with polarised light microscopy

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  • Stunningly vibrant, limited edition fine art prints, offered as Giclee or canvas prints, numbered and signed by the artist. (Note: canvas prints are not supplied on a backing frame)

    Giclee prints are printed on high-quality Hahnemühle paper to produce spectacularly rich, vibrant tones and details. Each limited edition giclee print has a border, in a choice of black or white, ready for subsequent framing, if desired. The border is included in the overall print size

    Canvases are printed on museum-quality fine art canvas with matte finish, ready to be wrapped, gallery-style, onto a frame

    Each print is produced on demand after your order is received. Printing typically takes around 3-5 working days

  • Prints are securely rolled up into tubes for shipping and sent direct from the studio of Karl Gaff, in Dublin, Ireland, via An Post Tracked shipping. After confirmation that your order has been printed and shipped, please allow 1-2 days for delivery in Ireland, 2–3 days for UK delivery, 4-6 days within Europe and 8-10 days outside Europe

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