Jan. 22, 2020


Backlit shots like yesterday's geranium are great. So are shots using light from the side. Here, that sideways light gives really good texture to the lobes of the flowers. You can see the slight unevenness of the surface, and the veins. And wait, there's more! Tubular flowers like this give us a chance to have it both ways. The light from the side has created a backlight effect on the tube. It gives us a good look at the whole flower. Can you get a sense of why a bee might just fly right in there?