correcting for black

so do you see those jagged little lines of separation between the plates of this turtle’s skull? those were not visible until i corrected this photo for a black background. suddenly there they were, in high definition. previously, when i was correcting for white, the opposite would have happened. the entire skull would have been blown out in a flare of bright white. if i haven’t yet found my voice in this new country of photos on black backgrounds, these little wandering black lines feel as if they give me a few new words of vocabulary.

snapping turtle skull

sucker lake, saint paul, minnesota

  • Susan says:

    Beautiful. The moment it came up on my screen I felt it.


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