Light and Shade - Perspectives of a dragonfly

Oct 2011

Copyright © 1993-2011 Ganesh H. Shankar

During my recent macro photography trip I spotted a dragonfly repeatedly using the same perch in a shaded region. After thinking for a while I have decided to use different forms and shapes of light and shade backdrops to make some of these images. While I often spend lots of money going to far off national parks and sanctuaries the satisfaction I derive from making these images at my own backyards is no less. In fact, I think we tend to think more and get more innovative when we have 'nothing' there to photograph. At the end we tend to make as satisfying or more satisfying images. Here are some of the perspectives of a dragonfly I made after spending several hours with couple of them in a shaded region.