Orchids are amazing flowers. While growing up in New Mexico, it was rare to see an orchid, except upon occasion in a nursery or in a flower shop bouquet. They were expensive, and that price instilled fear about killing them when you brought the jewels home. Now you can find beautiful specimens in almost every grocery store flower section. They are often less expensive than bouquets. I have been lucky to have two different orchids bloom at least twice, and you have seen several blogs featuring orchids that were given to me or that I was preparing to give to others. I never tire of photographing them, and experimenting with light, shadows, and backdrops.
The bright afternoon light provided real drama, highlighting the blossoms and fading the background to black.
It is always a point of interest to see how colors vary under different light, emphasizing, once again, that in photography, light is everything. The three images following were shot against a white wall with natural light.
I liked the way the white faded into shadow in this shot, rendering a grey ombre gradation.
As always, a close-up shot is always required.
Spring is upon us, in all its Rocky Mountain glory, with wind, warmth, and then coolness, snow flurries and occasional rain. Change is afoot!
Thanks to Victoria, Terry T., Kay, Wayne, Jean & Sam, Lucia, Steve, and Catherine for your comments last week.
until next Monday,
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