"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, January 30, 2015

CROTON LEAF



For most of the day the skies were dark and cloudy. But at one point in the afternoon a bright sun shone through...briefly. A brilliant shaft of light came through one of the upper windows just about the time I was putting some plants out to water. 

I picked up one of the fallen leaves and held it up to the shaft and the back light enhanced the entire inner structure architecture.

I set up a C-stand, took some museum wax and stuck the leaf where it took full advantage of the sun.
Set up the camera on a tripod and using a five second timer snapped off about ten shots.

A couple minutes later the sun went behind the clouds again and that was it for the day.

The Nikon D7000 was set to ISO 100, auto WB, P mode, f4 at 1/40th ss.

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