yesterday turned out to be just the amazing clear sunny day that I had been hoping for, so I was able to take some pictures of my small Hawthorn. With out sun light I am not able to use the technique I prefer to use to make pictures of my trees! Let me explain: I make these kind of pictures in the back corner of my small garden (the only real place I have) were at the end of the day the low hanging sun just reaches far enough to provide the proper lightning. The subject is placed in frond of a large black cloth with the (by me) filtered sun (semi transparent plastic sheet) coming from the right side. The subject stands basically in the semi shade and is only been made visible trough reflected sun light. This sun light is reflected from carefully placed plates of hardboard (the onces with the white side on it), this makes the subject light up and stand out from the dark background! I make this picture standing under need a umbrella, Ella Ella (sorry!) to prevent the sun light from shinning into my camera lens! I shot 224 pictures in total and only 2 were good enough to be later worked on (light, sharpness and contrast) and only one finaly made it to be shown here! This little Hawthorn is here still in it’s old pot and will pretty soon be repotted in to it’s new custom made John Pitt pot!! For the rest of the day.. a lot off cleaning up old foliage and preparing my baby’s for mister winter!!!
I hope you like the picture?!
Hans van Meer.