Saturday, September 19, 2009
Day 262 of 365
I was going to use this grape leaf between two sheets of glass like I've been doing the past couple of days but the leaf doesn't like to lay flat. I was determined to figure out a way to back light the leaf and came up with the following. Grabbed two items with flat tops of equal height, set them apart about a foot and draped them in black fabric. Places a sheet of glass on top of the makeshift stand. Put a small office lamp, the kind with the flexible neck, underneath and pointed the light up. The light was about a foot below the glass . After taking some shots of just the top of the leaf I noticed the reflection and wondered how it would look. I think it looks spiffy.
I've been really bad about posting my camera settings but for today they were 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 and to bring out the colors more I used the sunlight white balance setting.