Jessica Manelis  

White Orchids by Jessica Manelis

March 2020 - White Orchids

About the Image(s)

I recently took this at the Orchid display at Longwood Gardens. It is straight out of the camera. I always find shooting white flowers, especially white on white challenging. I am always afraid it will look blown out. I would love to get your thoughts.

4 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Orchids are so hard to photograph and keep all parts of the flower in focus. I like your stacking of the flowers, but the cropping is awkward, for me. The flowers seem too cramped in the frame. Try to darken the image a bit. I can see that you have details in the white, however, the white seems a little blown out.   Posted: 03/19/2020 17:42:10

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I echo Cindy's sentiments about orchids being hard to photograph and have everything sharp and in focus. It is also difficult to show much detail in a white orchids. Many of them don't seem to have much texture.

In my opinion the composition perhaps needs a stronger center of interest to maintain my interest. Perhaps it is the crop which is problematic, like Cindy says.   Posted: 03/20/2020 18:32:43

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Jessica, I kept thinking about your orchids. You followed the rule of odds, repetition, and yet I thought there was a problem. I think I had a problem with my eyes following the line your orchids made. My eyes went down or up out of the picture. I hope this helps.   Posted: 03/21/2020 09:19:43

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice, I also think its a bit bright.   Posted: 03/26/2020 08:19:35


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