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.

The Shadow Knows
The Shadow Knows

Photo Info

  • Olympus OM-D EM-5
  • Fotodiox Nikon to micro 4/3 converter
  • 20mm extension tube
  • Manual focus (vintage) Sigma f2.8 macro (Nikon mount)
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/180
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW photo was post processed in Luminar 3

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