Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau
“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
The story goes like this.
I hate flash. Well, I hate the flash that “pops up” on the camera. So, I have avoided using flash during this photography journey that I’ve been enjoying.
Earlier this week I broke down and purchased an external flash. The flash, however, certainly didn’t come with a set of instructions. So, now what am I supposed to do? Experiment and practice, I suppose.
Thus my leaf study. An experiment with using flash. Well, flash and a flashlight! 🙂 I envisioned back lighting a leaf and couldn’t think of any other way to that — so I used a flashlight.
All of these experiments took place in my studio. Er, um, my guest bathroom! Black cloth. Flash light. Tripod. New flash. Please don’t laugh at me. I’m trying to learn!