Monday, July 31, 2017

go(u)rdian knots

The gourds of Eldorado - the inedible buffalo gourds - have taken up climbing, and some of them are trying to cover some very spiny bushes.  But I wanted to try an experiment - I very rarely, as some of you know, use flash, but seeing this gourd, still damp from last night's rain, I tried to see what it would look like if I used fill flash to illuminate it, to make it pop out from the thorns.  Result - below. Admittedly, I only had on-camera flash with me, so there's a nasty little shiny bit on the gourd's surface.  And I probably need to practice.  But all the same - I prefer all that natural light on the tendrils ...

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