The weather was cold in late January of 2007. I took my friend to an abandoned industrial complex to shoot some photos for a martial arts portfolio he was working on. I brought my sword along, as it is a folded steel Katana that catches the sun effectively. The many holes in the roof of this one large section provided enough ambient light to capture this moment.

There is no photoshopping here. It’s just a ray of sunlight reflected off of brilliant craftsmanship and a steady hand.

f/4.0 1/2 sec 50mm