I should take notes when shooting photographs at the Conservatory of Flowers. By the time I decide to process and post a photograph, it can be days, weeks, or even years. Without notes on the plants or flowers, I am left google image searching without much success. So if anyone happens to know what plant these leaves below to, let me know.
Shooting Notes: This image has been sitting in the archives for close to 2 years. Due to the low light in the Conservatory, I try to capture as much light as possible in order to use a faster shutter speed to minimize vibration and shake from these handheld shots. For this reason, I am using the 35mm prime lens that can open up to f/1.8. The drawback here is the inability to zoom in for detail shots. So this final photograph has been cropped down to only the elements I want: leaf lines, leaf folds, and the shadows created by the leaf ridges and valleys.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/4.5, 1/400 sec
San Francisco (CA), Leaf Veins, Filtered Sunlight, Shadows. Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. February 21, 2015. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.