Green Diagonal

I walked into an unlikely and rather neglected conservatory last week. At first sight it looked rather a mess.  But the sun was filtering through the roof and among the jungle of tropical leaves, there was one giant leaf (palm perhaps) lit up by that magnificent light bulb in the sky.

IMG_4824_1No second thoughts required – the composition was obvious. Very little work was required back home.  How refreshing to find an image, for once, that presents itself so well prepared. If only they were all so undemanding!


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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18 Responses to Green Diagonal

  1. Awesome image!. Sometimes we get lucky 🙂

  2. I like this shot a lot. Beautifully shot and the crisp dark edge is just perfect. There is a great sense of reward when the shot is just as you hoped. Thanks for sharing, best wishes, N 🙂

  3. I love the light and shadows. Beautiful work Andy.

  4. I like the black across the top; it adds a bit of mystery to the scene. Good work!

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Melinda. The top of the image, beyond the leaf’s edge was a messy darkish grey-green,so I made a selection of that area and used Levels to reduce that to black – It really helped the leaf to stand entirely alone.

  5. Mark Summerfield says:

    I agree its nice to find such a ready made image to capture, Andy. However, if everything was this easy we all soon get bored and give up this wonderful craft we call photography.

    • LensScaper says:

      Absolutely right Mark. But after the last shot that took the best part of 90 minutes to process – it was great to have one that took only five!

  6. oneowner says:

    Palm leaves are great to photograph by themselves but when the light is this nice it’s irresistible.

  7. ehpem says:

    Very nice Andy – the colour, the light, the stripes, it all works so well.

  8. Len Saltiel says:

    Great light and color Andy. Of course there would have been no photo without your camera.

  9. A beautiful leaf! The light and lines are perfect. 🙂 I love it!

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