Critique Cactus Leaf

Sep 13, 2007
Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
My local Korean grocery store was selling cactus leaves, so I had to photograph one.

The tabletop is black plexiglass (not for its reflective quality but because it provides the color I wanted and was already on the stand; I even eliminated the reflection during post-processing). Two flashlights were used because the relatively small light source creates harsh lighting. One flashlight was at the rear to light the leaf's top rear area and one was at the front to light its front edge. A polarizer eliminated glare.

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Oct 4, 2017
Kuşadası / Turkey
I would crop this image from the bottom and eliminate the bottom spine , if the image was mine Mike. IMO the composition would look better that way.
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