With the fact that Calgary's growing season is so short my wife decided this year to start her plants inside. We have a nice south facing bay window which is a perfect place for them to grow. We have a lot of variety with peas, beans, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, peanuts, sunflowers and marigolds amongst the mix. Having them inside has afforded me a chance to take a number of photo's as they flower and progress in their growth.
One of the main things is that I must pay attention as the light comes through the window throughout the day. Since it can give different looks as it comes in at different angles I always have to be prepared when it is just right. This evening it was coming in and giving a wonderful backlight on one of the peapods. I went down stairs to grab my camera and I also brought up a small piece of black matt board. This was necessary as the background with the window framing behind would have been very distracting. I carefully positioned the matt board behind making sure it would not block the sunlight and taped it in place. Using the 24-70 I got in as close as the lens would focus to get the framing I wanted. My shooting data for this photo is 400 ISO, f10 and 1/100 sec.. Other than a little burning in on the leaf on the left edge to take down the tone there was no other post involved.