bill's orchid

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 26 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Bill's successful operation to remove cancer took place in December. His wife, Ellen, says that that is when they acquired this orchid; and like Bill, this plant is going strong! It has prompted this photo study, so there may be several more shots....... and I'd like your feedback if you have the time.

NIKON D90 1/50 second F/3.5 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bill from Los Altos, United States

The empty space in the bottom right really is fantastic. I don't know why you needed vignetting in the corners - the light looks balanced without major hot spots. Love the diagonal composition giving feeling of movement.

26 Apr 2009 5:35am

@Bill: Thanks, this is helpful. The vignetting appeared on it's own during some part of my processing. I'll have to check my steps and see what I am doing that makes it appear.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Dulcie, I find this photo quite emotional! It's deep authenticity is striking, and on show in a sort of "take it or leave it" kind of way. I could go on but it would sound corny so will stop here and say that I agree with Los Altos Bill about the empty space - it's very powerful. Wishing your friend Bill continued healing!

26 Apr 2009 11:04am

@Sarah: I read over your very expressive remarks at least six times. Lovely feedback, and wishes for Bill appreciated, too!

Cecile from United States

Thank you.... I have spent the last 5 days working hard in the garden and getting very grouchy.... I got too much into the doing and forgot to look.... this orchid has served as a reminder the brilliance that originally beckoned me to put my hands in the earth.

27 Apr 2009 4:09am

@Cecile: Glad that you came up for air and gladder still that you checked in AND left a comment! :-) Thanks.

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

I love the composition on this one Dulcie but would have liked to see more of the top flower.

1 May 2009 5:39am

@Photosanity: That's good feedback. Thanks very much.

1/50 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)