Wandering around my garden during the coronavirus lockdown I found myself looking for anything to photograph one afternoon. I eventually settled on our laurel hedge, there had been a rain shower not long before and I loved the water droplets still sitting on the leaves. I took several exposure readings to try highlight certain areas on the leaves and darken others.
It’s a photograph obtained from pure boredom after several weeks in lockdown, something different to my usual style but I still like it and I absolutely love the beautiful tones and textures throughout the image producing a mundane part of the garden into a lovely black and white fine art image.
The technical details:
- Film: Fuji Acros (original) ‘medium format’ 120 film giving a negative size of 6cm by 6cm.
- Camera set up: 1971 Hasselblad 500c, 50mm lens.
- Tripod: Manfrotto – Befree
The image can be purchased HERE
Beautiful blossom this year and the kids loved playing in the piles of pink leaves. A few photos to capture the light and blossom.
Bluebell Woods, West Yorkshire. Photoshoot. Graham Binns Photography.