Waiting for the light

FernFernSunlit fern on Malvern Hills

The dappled sun illuminating the fern is what makes this picture. But I had to get in a rather precarious position in order to balance the bright tones on the left with the 'negative space' on the right. By slightly overexposing the original (without clipping the highlights) there was enough dynamic range to show a lot of detail in the shadows. However this didn't look right as it detracted from the fern so I reduced the exposure in this part of the image in post production. Sometimes it is in deciding what not to show in an image that is the important part. 


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