A different angle

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘Change Your Perspective’, and as my orchid was right there next to me I thought perhaps I could try some different angles on the flowers to get a different perspective from the way I usually photograph it. It now has 3 flowers and they face in different directions. I wouldContinue reading “A different angle”

Future Flowers

Back in February 2016 I bought myself an Orchid. I didn’t have a great track record of keeping plants alive at that point, but I decided I would enjoy the flowers and see if I could keep it going. Back then, I didn’t know that in the future I would still be enjoying this lovelyContinue reading “Future Flowers”

Experimenting with Droplets

I have been trying to capture my orchid in a water droplet today. It’s not the easiest thing, taking quite a bit of trial and error. I had to create a droplet that wasn’t so big that it immediately dripped off, then I had to try and get the droplet in focus, as well asContinue reading “Experimenting with Droplets”

Return of the Orchid

In February 2016 I bought myself an orchid. It was beautiful. In the past I’ve had orchids and enjoyed their flowers, but once they stopped flowering I’d forget about them. Then later I’d remember but they were shrivelled and dead. This year I amazed myself by taking care of my orchid through all those monthsContinue reading “Return of the Orchid”

Rainy Season

In some parts of the world there is a regular rainy season. In Britain sometimes it feels like it’s always rainy season! Our winter this year hasn’t been very wintry really. We’ve had one morning where there was a sprinkling of snow, and perhaps 2 or 3 frosty mornings but for much of the restContinue reading “Rainy Season”

Orchid

Sometimes men aren’t the most romantic creatures, not helped of course by unrealistically raised expectations from those of us who read romantic novels or watch slushy films. So I took matters into my own hands and bought myself a beautiful orchid on behalf of Bruce. This made both of us happy. It may not beContinue reading “Orchid”

Accidentally Dreamy

This photo was  a mistake. At the weekend I was taking close-ups of my orchid with long exposures as I was indoors and there wasn’t much light. I was changing apertures about and generally fiddling, and so I ended up with several shots that went entirely wrong. This is one of them. However … whenContinue reading “Accidentally Dreamy”

Orchid (again!)

Well the weather is truly hideous and all my hopes of a weekend of sunshine and nice walks are dashed. It’s pouring with rain and very windy again. Seems that this is how it has been for some time and it’s set to continue 😦 So I’m back to trying to find new ways toContinue reading “Orchid (again!)”