Day 331—Misperception

I was attracted to the brilliant color of these crape myrtle leaves as the sun shone through them late this afternoon. Despite the fact that the light is behind the leaves, it is not evident in this shot. The leaves appear opaque, not translucent. It looks as if the sun is reflecting light off the top of leaves and that the shadows are also on top of the leaves, created by the leaves in front. They are not. The light is shining through the leaves from behind creating shadows from behind. Ah, the mysteries of light AND the frailties of the human eye and the misperceptions that result.

Except for cropping, this is SOOC.

Focal Length 70mm
ISO 100

One thought on “Day 331—Misperception

  1. Beautiful colors, light, and composition! And interesting about the light and shadows. I think the autumn leaves I did earlier in the month had the same thing going on. Isn’t it cool the things we notice as photographers?

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