May 7, 2013

Garden, Cape Town

Photograph by Albena Willuweit, My Shot

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What inspired me to take this photograph was the light. As an artist (and enthusiastic photographer) I have always been fascinated by the warm, golden, late-afternoon light. During the spontaneous moment when I took the photograph, the light was reflecting off the surface of the lush plants and the water droplets (from the irrigation system), causing everything to shimmer. I chose a high shutter speed and a low angle of view, isolating the plants and water droplets against the plain, dark background of the tarred road.

The photo was taken in my home’s backyard, Cape Town, South Africa. —Albena Willuweit

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)


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15 comments
Cheryl Burnham
Cheryl Burnham

So very beautiful with the fine spray , warm light and the various textures and colours of the plants. Great image, Albena. !!!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Feels like being trapped in a snow globe. Lovely photo Albena.

Once again
Once again

this is a happy plants photo enjoying light and water :)     greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

Albena Willuweit
Albena Willuweit

Thanks for all your kind comments! It's greatly appreciated!

Susan P.
Susan P.

Breathtaking image... well done!

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