Ginger Leaf

On a walk around the block with the kids yesterday I saw this translucent wild ginger leaf. I snipped it, brought it home, and shot it on my lightbox. This kind of close-up photography is a very different approach to high key than something like Floral Arrangements. Close-up, this backlit leaf looks like textural fabric, a feather, or maybe a distant, colorful landscape.

Ginger Leaf by Harold Davis

Ginger Leaf © Harold Davis

Almost always these days I am thinking about how images will print when I make them on our new printer, and what kind of surface or substrate will work best. I’m going to experiment with printing “Ginger”—and let you know the results!

This entry was posted in Photograms, Photography.


  1. BB March 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I was just introduced to your Blog and web site and I just ordered your book on Photographing Flowers. Can you put a picture on your Blog showing your lightbox and camera setup.

  2. Harold Davis March 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    @BB—There is a shot of my lightbox and camera setup on page 184 of my Flowers book that you just ordered. Best wishes, Harold

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