Since last Sunday was Palm Sunday and we are almost at Easter, I thought I’d introduce two of our brand new offerings to our online gallery.
The first is Palm Frond. A unique shot of a new palm leaf still unwrapping as it slowly opens from the tree. This work is all about lines and shading. The unique linear structure of the frond gives sense of climbing to an unseen focal point just above the viewable picture.
I hid the focal point of the frond to add a sense of mystery and increase the feeling of texture in the work.
Our second work is Palm Leaf Dew. The morning dew slowly descended the ingrained channels in the palm fronds to rest at the very tips. As the drops of water slowly accumulate into larger and larger drops, the force of gravity will soon take over and allow them to fall to the ground.
Using a series of dodge and burning techniques I brought out the lines of the channels and produced the reflective nature of the water droplets. Meanwhile the background remains blurred allowing the focus to be on the fronds themselves.
Have a Happy Easter!
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