Elizabeth A. Kazda | Cascade
Name: Elizabeth A. Kazda
Picture title: Cascade
Occupation: Artist / City Council Member
‘In 2016, I started experimenting with the spectral light generated from a prism in sunlight as a source to light and colour various subjects for photography. For this image, I cut several 2.5 x 30cm strips of white paper and folded each strip into various angles. The paper strips were then overlapped and taped to a wood ruler, allowing me to hang them from a clamp. Black foam board was used as a background and I aimed the spectral light from the side so the light filtered through the paper folds.
My aim was to highlight all the interesting angles by creating a dramatic contrast of light and shadow along with a strong sense of movement and form.’
Nikon 105mm macro lens
Accessories: Tripod, geared tripod head, remote shutter release.
Post processing: The RAW image was edited in Lightroom with basic adjustments to exposure, shadows, highlights, clarity, contrast, decreased saturation, and sharpening. Photoshop was used to remove spots and small distracting features.