I've been asked by so many people what this amazing green stuff was on the photo, and honestly, first I had no clue either. I was just in love with how it looked and knew I wanted to shoot on it.
After doing my research I learned that it was called 'The Korean Velvet Grass'. My Korean friends have never heared about such thing. Ha.
The view was gorgeous from this backyard but I was more interested in the grass than anything else.
Luckily, the balcony was right above this area so I was able to shoot my subject from the angle that made the photo look very unique.
I knew that my Canon 24-70mm 2.8 wide angle lens would give it a dramatic look.
My EXIF info shows I shot this at 39mm which wasn't intentional, I was just experimenting to see which focal length would give me the look I liked.
The light setup was very easy, natural light only, the entire area was in shade that gave me beautiful and even ambient lighting.
I used Lightroom to make the greens look more saturated and darker and the whites brighter to create a nice contrast.
In Photoshop I did a little cleanup on the grass, removing the distracting bright objects like the reflections of the garden sprinkles.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM