Randolph Shine  

Orchid by Randolph Shine

October 2021 - Orchid

October 2021 - Randolph Shine


About the Image(s)

It is hanging on our porch. It only blooms about once a year.

Added a little Vignetting (-27) to bring out the flower. Cropping, reduced highlights.

1/320,F8.0,ISO 640, 43mm on a 17-55mm lens.

4 comments posted

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Randall. What a beautiful image of this orange Laelia orchid! You are so fortunate in Florida to be able to grow orchids outside. At one time I was quite the enthusiast, having two greenhouses with over 350 plants! Alas, it became work instead of fun to care for them, so now I just admire them when others grow them! Your image seems sharp and well exposed. The square crop enhances focuses my eye on the blossoms and their position in the frame forms nice leading lines. I like your choice of aperture that has left the background out of focus with nice bokeh. The back lighting works well for this image. My only suggestion would be for you to consider cloning out the black line (the hanger?) at the top left of the frame to ensure the viewer's attention stays with the beautiful flowers. Nicely done.   Posted: 10/10/2021 12:23:12
Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
Believe or not but that is steam that I tried to clone out and that was the best I could do.   Posted: 10/12/2021 13:04:03

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
I forgot how steamy it can get in Florida! Curious what method you used to do the removal?   Posted: 10/12/2021 13:27:50

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Very beautiful image of the orchid! I like the depth of field which blurs the background nicely and highlights the orchid. I agree about the steam in the background. You may want to try some of the other methods available in photoshop with it. Very nice image!   Posted: 10/15/2021 17:00:40


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