Strong light on an agave - I have to respond to it. It’s one of my favorite objects to photograph, on a par with structures of sand and with palm trees. Light is beautiful on them, as can be seen in the preceding color blog post of mine. In B&W I particularly love the shadows. It doesn’t move much in the wind, hence you can take your time to study the shadows. With the moving sun and so many shadows in the plant structure, it’s a feast to my eyes.
This is a scan from a darkroom lith print on Fomatone MG 131. The negative enlarges nicely - it was taken on Ilford Pan F+ with a Leica M6TTL and a Zeiss Biogon ZM 35 2.0. Sharpness holds up very well and the lith printing process ensures that the shadows get black easily even when printing large.