Capturing the ephemeral beauty of orchids.

We have been growing orchids on our porch since January and they are coming to the end of their days as the heat of summer intensifies. I have been photographing them for several months in various conditions and ended my project today by shooting the wilting flowers that had recently fallen off the plants. I think in some ways, these are my favorite images. I used a macro lens, long exposures and light painting to capture their faded beauty one last time.

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