When everything is dark, and a ray of light pierces the gloom, where it lands is often transformed. The fingertip of light can make a dead leaf glow like gold, or bring a single flower into vibrant beauty.
Photographers can choose to take photos of what is obviously beautiful, but some take a different route and try to find beauty in unexpected places. I want to try to apply that idea more widely.
Near-infrared photo. The sun's fingertips touching the trees at sunset.
The last rays of the sun as it sinks out of sight brush the tops of the trees and make them glow. This effect is particularly stunning when seen in near infra-red. The image was taken with a Panasonic G1 that has been adapted to full-spectrum. I used a Hoya 25A red filter (which blocks out all visible light below 590nm). The image was processed from raw using Silkypix and then channel-swapped and enhanced in Gimp.