today I spend most of, probably on of the last real sunny days, shooting pictures of my Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Literati. The tree is in early full Fall colors this year and the leafs seam to reflect the sun in bright yellow light.
I used a standard Kodak easy share camera on a tripod, on ISO 200, between f 3.6 and f 5.0, and between 1/125 and 1/250 to get this intense yellow reflection from the foliage. Direct sun light, that hits the tree from the right, was filtered and 2 reflecting white hard boards were use to reflect light on the Bonsai. One from the left side and the other one from below/front of the tree. A umbrella above the camera to avoid direct sunlight hitting my lens and than I shoot more than a hundred pictures! The intensity of the bright yellow reflection seamed to increase every minute, as the sun moved trough the sky. I love making pictures like this, that show the contrast between the rough old bark and the soft lines of the yellow leaves. I hope you like them to?!
Hans van Meer.
It sure was a nice day, today!