Red, orange, flame, yellow, and shades within the spectrum are colors I think of as being "warm". But I recently purchased a fuchsia-colored orchid as a birthday present for a friend that made me realize the color heat in its petals leaned a lot toward the warm. The more I looked at and photographed this moth orchid (Phalaenopsis orchid), the more I realized it was radiating or glowing. It is the star of today's blog.
My quest for different backdrops and light to complement the blooms continue here, with a plastered wall and natural light from the north, east, and south in the example below.
I like the idea of juxtaposition of flowers with more rugged backdrops, and decided to use a cactus as the background for the two shots below. Indirect southern light with reflected light filled the orchid.
The warmth of oak furniture enhanced the orchid in the shot below.
Letting the natural light fall on a variety of objects, including a cream-colored wall, gave a slight green hint to the flower and wall backdrop.
Happy Birthday to all the Pisces and Aries out there who are witting or unwitting blog participants, including M Fred, Diane, Susie, Jan, Brenda, Andrea, Debra, Jean, Sam, Elida, Carol, Sara, John, Rowena, Steve, and Rock.
until next Monday,
a passion for the [email protected]