This photograph demonstrates the importance of good natural lighting when trying to create an interesting effect.
Without selecting the appropriate camera angle or point of view and capitalising on the quality of the sunlight this photograph wouldn’t render as it is seen in here. However, in this case I managed to utilise the sun’s light energy to back light this scene. The sun is effectively shining through the leaves and exposing the spider webbing well.Visually light has produced interesting highlights and textures.
Captured RGB Raw file was converted into the gray scale image in Photoshop. The photograph resembles the image that has more in common with the X-ray or IR photo effect than with a standard black and white photograph. The color of the leaves was of a particular yellow-green tone which after the conversion produced this almost white appearance. I have also experimented with different shutter speeds in order to find one which would work well with the look I have imagined. By adjusting the shutter speed against the wind movement I have managed to produce a slightly blurred effect while still rendering the photograph sharp enough.
Being aware off and searching for that quality natural light in a landscape and trying to use it in different ways will certainly produce more interesting results. Well lit photographs usually also require very little work in Photoshop or any other conversion software.