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water drops dusting a garden in Cape Town
May 7, 2013

Garden, Cape Town

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What inspired me to take this photograph was the light. As an artist (and enthusiastic photographer) I have always been fascinated by the warm, golden, late-afternoon light. During the spontaneous moment when I took the photograph, the light was reflecting off the surface of the lush plants and the water droplets (from the irrigation system), causing everything to shimmer. I chose a high shutter speed and a low angle of view, isolating the plants and water droplets against the plain, dark background of the tarred road.

The photo was taken in my home’s backyard, Cape Town, South Africa. —Albena Willuweit

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)

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