366 Days of 2012, Day 31 – Chlorophyll Dreaming

I have a chilli seedling just a few cm tall now that looked to be an interesting subject to photograph. After various shots using my favourite natural light techniques, I decided to try something different.

I placed the camera strobe behind and to one side of one of the leaves, directed the camera face on and took this image. The strong back lighting has lit up each and every cell of the leaf creating this beautiful sandy texture that is not apparent with normal incident lighting.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 31 – Chlorophyll Dreaming’. 1/125 sec at 100mm f/22, ISO 100, Strobe Backlit

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