Sharp-leaved Goldenrod

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
~ Buddha

Taking advantage of a ray of sunlight coming through the thinning forest canopy I took a shot that almost has a studio feel. It took a few minutes to locate the perfect break of light and an area of showdow behind it. I also set the curves in the camera to yield me a high contrast result.

The only post processing is a color saturation boost of onscreen display and some burning along the upper edges.

It’s a Sharp-leaved Goldenrod that blooms in late summer through to late fall and, perennial and supposedly a threatened species. You couldn’t tell by the area I was hiking.

Camera :Nikon D70
Lens :Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
Shutter Speed :1/60
ISO :320
f-Stop :8
Strobes :Array
Location :Limehouse, Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Conditions :Ambient Daylight
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