When I moved to Canada from Denmark about 9 years ago, I left most of my stuff in my parent’s basement. That included my studio strobes which wouldn’t have worked over here anyway, being the standard voltage here is 120 Volt compared to 220 Volts in Europe. So when I’m back home visiting, I like to take the gear out and take it for a drive. Over time the umbrellas has turned yellow and should really be discarded, but the color cast is easily fixed in LR. My studio strobes are very simple and very old – 2 power settings is what I get to play with, but it’s still a lot of fun. My setup is very simple, a strobe on each side of the dining table and I’m using my suitcase as a black back ground.
Like any woman, ( I assume) my mom loves flowers and plants, and it shows her apartment. No fake plants here. She had gotten or bought this orchid awhile back, and it was flowering while I was there, so it became the test subject for the afternoon.
The orchid is a Phalaenopsis orchid. There is many variants in that family, so lets just call it a pink Phalaenopsis before I get into more trouble. At the time I shot this, I did not have my 105mm Macro. I would love to do some really tight shots on this flower. But that’s a project for next time I’m going home.
I have included the a setup shot, and a couple more captures from the afternoon. Click on the thumbnails for a large size view.
Greetings. This week will be a “post & run” week. A shot, and very little text. Hopefully there will be 3 shots put up here this week. We’ll see..
Starting with a close up of a beautiful flower. Bonus points if you can guess what kind of flower it is.
Yep, the obligatory flower shot. This image goes back to the first Worldwide Photowalk organized by Scott Kelby. I was in Denmark at the time, and participated in the city of Odense, also known as the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen. This flower grows in the garden associated with the museum dedicated to him. Its called the Fairytale Garden – translated of course. If you are in that area, check it out.
So at this time the Nikon D300 was brand new to me. I only had one lens, the Nikon 18-200mm, which is incredible versatile, but not the sharpest lens however. Still, I got a few shots from that day that I liked and this one is one of them – even though it’s a flower.