I have always loved the look of orchids. If they aren’t my favorite flowers, it would be too close to call (the other possibility is calla lilies). Of course, I can’t keep any plants alive. Cats yes, plants no. So my enjoyment of flowers is generally at weddings or in photos.
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about perception and how we have so many blind spots, both literally and mentally, when we look at things. I thought it would be interesting to try to find the small details in a single orchid and not miss the proverbial trees for the forest.
So this is a study of a single orchid. All the full, correct color of that flower, with minimal processing. It’s all about letting those details come through on their own and enjoying the textures, the shapes, and the small imperfections that made this flower unique.