It so often catches me off-guard, working through routine beauty shots of flowers, when a certain image resonates a little further than expected. In this case, I wanted to document the stunning bronze orchid blooms just brought in from the garden, and the morning light was reflecting off of the kitchen table just-so. A few contextual shots, a handful of close-ups, and that was it.

In editing, this image struck me as a little more. The structure of the flowers and the way that they are gracefully balanced only compliments their beauty further. The color is so unusual too, an almost painted bronze and deep red that seems to glow from the shadows.  Some adjustment to the contrast and curves, and a bit of added vibrance, and the dramatic flowers really came to life, just as they’d first caught my eye from across the room.  (View large, on black.)

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