orchid

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About a year and a half ago I went through my parents’ house to see if there was something interesting to shoot. Flowers are always good, and since my mom’s pretty much an orchid magician and there’s always one blooming, there’s always a flower to photograph. However, since she manages to keep the things blooming, there’s not much turn-around in the variety of them, there’s only so much you can do without things getting the same.

So the one that I shot this time looks like this i color:

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

It didn’t have quite as much flowers as last time around, but that would’ve made this time’s version probably too busy.
Here’s the new version:

Orchid

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2x off-camera SB-800

 

A week or so ago I was in Holland for a couple of days. The few days before I left it had rained cats and dogs, every day, the whole day, without stopping. When I called with the home front back in Holland I heard it had been and was supposed to stay great weather. That was positive.
But upon arrival the weather had turned 180 degrees, and I was left with spending my days in Holland while it was raining cats and dogs, every day, the whole day, save for the last half day before I left.
So what do you do when you can’t go outside, and you’ve worked to the point of irreparable boredom?

Right: you start to go through your mom’s window sills. Good stuff to be found there! 🙂

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 3 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 3 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/3.8, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1 sec @ f/3.8, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, SB-800 off-camera flash