Lauren Heerschap  

Unusual Orchids by Lauren Heerschap

December 2019 - Unusual Orchids

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in a greenhouse Conservatory in Volunteer Park, Seattle. It is challenging to photograph in a setting full of steam. The background is a window that is marked by water drops, since it was November and colder outside. I liked the way it added backlight and texture to the background. I enjoy photographing flowers but find they don’t sell well. I think it is because people think they can get the same image with a cell phone, so why pay for it? The volunteer docent didn’t know the name of the orchid, but she thought it was “unusual”, hence the title. This was focus stacked in camera, because I wanted front to back sharp, and taken with a macro lens, ISO 320, 60mm, f2.8, 1/250 sec.

1 comment posted

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Lauren....I love your title story. I love your image too. What stunning subjects! I think you've achieved a wonderful result here. Almost like alien spiders dropping down the image. No further comment. It's great. I must try image stacking. Did you have any particular problems and did you do it all in Photoshop?
I would like to see these gorgeous orchids more isolated as well. Did you do any macro with focus on the unusual detail?

Have a terrific Xmas and all the best for 2020.   Posted: 12/12/2019 13:40:06


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