Sunlit stalks by dulciknit

Sunlit stalks

One of those better on black ones. :-)
A striking image!! FAV.
April 17th, 2019  
Great lighting, a super shot. Fav!! 😀
April 17th, 2019  
This is the sort of thing that catches my eye, but I have had no success capturing it. Beautifully done.
April 17th, 2019  
Great in B&W.
April 18th, 2019  
How were they in sunlight when the rest were in absolute shadow?
April 18th, 2019  
@redandwhite @ahleena
The stalks were in an isolated clump situated, at about my eye level, on a bank above the path on which I was standing. The path sloped down quite steeply from left to right as you look at this.

The area around the stalks was not in absolute shadow but mostly shaded by trees, and shrubs with dark, evergreen leaves. Low sunlight had penetrated enough to shine on the stalks, which were dead and dry, so nearly white - which meant the area surrounding them looked even darker by comparison.

I spot metered on the stalks, took my exposure from that - which caused the surroundings to come out darker still in the photograph because the stalks (being very pale and in a dense clump) were reflecting a lot of light, that was mostly shining on them - and enhanced the effect in processing.

Hope that makes sense and helps.

P.S. I didn't use flash, btw
April 18th, 2019  
@dulciknit very nice. Thank you for sharing with me. :)
April 18th, 2019  
Wonderful capture with great light
April 18th, 2019  
I love the way you saw the possibilities of this light, and handled that in camera and processing. Delightful effect
April 18th, 2019  
Cool effect. Like it.
April 20th, 2019  
spot metering, that's utilising your camera to it;s utmost and reaping the benefits accordingly, cracking shot alison
April 21st, 2019  
Love the brightness you have captured on the stalks.
May 5th, 2019  
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