Summer has been all but elusive – an afternoon of sun is followed by a week of rain. The promise that June normally brings is broken by a skiff of snow. As much as I’d like to be sitting at the fire-pit while sipping on something numbing, I can’t say I enjoy tending to a lawn or garden. Time better spent elsewhere! The only thing I can grow are weeds and caraganas, neither of which makes me popular with the neighbors.
These facts eluded a good friend as she presented to us an orchid as a gift. You don’t need to be a horticulturist (and I’m most definitely not!) to be taken in by the beauty of an orchid. Fearing that it would suffer a quick death under my care (as have other living things – reason #213 why I don’t have any kids), I promptly setup a quick photo shoot.
A large bay window provided my main light, one strobe fill in the shadows, and another to blow out the background. A Sigma macro, although slow, was tack-sharp.
Now bring on our #$#!! summer already!