Featuring the same flower as shown a couple of shots ago, this one was taken with the sun directly behind the stem, and filtered through some trees beyond that. This shot is all about light, I like the translucence of the petals, the diffraction from the trees and the shadows – hence the black and white treatment. Expect to see more black or white (or seriocomic versions thereof) as I try and understand more completely this most important factor in photography.

The Usual: crop, Velvia Vision (for dynamic range increase), sharpen, B&W.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 26 December, 2005
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

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