"In the still water of the fountains one saw the splash of human faces, ignited by these gold and scarlet stars as they rose hissing into heaven like thirsty swans." from Justine by Lawrence Durrell.

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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