I’ve always been fascinated with the interplay of light and shadows. For today’s photo I found myself searching for the perfect “light” background to meter for, and let the shadows create their own shapes. The cactus on the left is well over 8 feet tall as is the out of focus cactus on the right; I never realized that the wind can affect thorns and make them move…at least until I saw this picture. The light background is the sun reflecting off of trumpet vine leaves.
There was very minimal processing done to the RAW photo, just added a little bit of structure and a vignette.
44 days down, 321 to go!!
Olympus OM-D EM-5
Fotodiox Nikon to micro 4/3 converter
20mm extension tube
Legacy Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro (Nikon mount)
ISO 320 – f/5.6 – 1/180