MikeWest

By MikeWest

Backlight Hickory

Mid-morning sunlight streaming through some hickory trees backlit bright orange leaves in a brilliant display. I tried to do them justice, but I don't think I succeeded.

Increasing exposure only blew out the highlights and sapped the leaves of their saturation. Eventually I twigged ('scuse the pun) that I needed to make the surrounding trees darker. Sometimes I've noticed it's better to reduce luminance to make backlit subjects more obvious because they regain saturation. I think here the difficulty is everything is variation of the same hue.

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