This week’s photo shoot circles back to simplicity in subject matter and in a photo shoot itself. I look at opportunities as they present themselves and then grab my camera. The orchid blooms in this weeks pictures are on a plant that was given to my wife last month from my sister as a birthday gift. My sister knows how my wife loves orchids and also knew she didn’t have any blooming at this time. My wife placed the plant in our dining room to add some color.
I have been looking at this plant for a month now and find the coloring very unique. I keep thinking I should do some macro shots, but haven’t found the time to get my light box out to take shots in a controlled environment (lighting and background). Today, the way the light was coming in through the blinds on the window behind the plant caught my attention. I went and got my camera and have attached 5 shots for what was a quick and easy photo shoot.
I really like macro flower blooms for art prints where the lighting is directional and the background is either white or black. I think of it as simplicity in the visual experience of art prints. Today I decided I wasn’t going to go to all that trouble and kept the lighting the way it was and didn’t move anything in the background. I think the horizontal slats of the blinds added a linear contrast to the delicate shapes of the blooms. The result accents the shear beauty of these particular blooms. The shoot lasted all of 5 minutes. I shot from various angles without disturbing the plant or adjusting the lighting. This is simplicity in subject matter and in the shoot itself. Thoughts?
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