While it is time for many photoblogs to be posting their so-called obligatory autumn/falls shot, the weather continues to be cloudy and humid here in Singapore. My recent few attempts at wanting to get out to shoot pictures have been thwarted by poor lighting and weather. Decided to make do by shooting in my own front yard when the sun decided to take a peek through the clouds this evening. I spotted this palm-tree sapling being side-lit yesterday evening by the setting sun but did not get a chance to shoot it. Today, I was armed with camera, tripod, cable-release and black card so that I could capture this shot when the lighting was just right!

As an aside, there was some discussion among the folks at the RPS Digital Imaging Group that black is “out of fashion” as a background colour for such shots. I still like black best and beg to differ from that opinion 😛