The Photo Story
When I’m out on a morning nature photography walk, I try to look for backlit subjects. These can either be silhouettes or provide a backlit glow to the subject.
On this particular winter morning, I was out photographing birds in Cuyahoga Valley National Park when I noticed this backlit branch from a weed growing along the trail.
I have started carrying my Olympus OM-D E-M5 along in my pocket while photographing birds just in case I see a composition that I like. The articulating LCD on the Olympus OM-D came in handy on this shot. I did not need to get down low to the ground or look directly in the sun to get this shot.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus 12-50mm f3.5 – 6.3
Focal Length: 43mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 second
Exposure Compensation: -.7
Lighting: Clear, sunny winter morning. Subject was backlit by the rising sun.
- The photo was cropped and the exposure darkened in Lightroom
- Topaz Clarity, Macro II preset was used to adjust the photo clarity and contrast.
- Selectively adjusted the brightness and warmed the sun using Viveza 2.
- Reduced the noise using the Luminance Noise Reduction Slider in Lightroom.