The Year of Orchid- Color

Jan 23, 2014 by

The Year of Orchid- Color

Here are four images I took with a dominant color of Orchid, the color of the year:

Shallow Focus:



f/6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/8sec, January 22nd 2014, 5:44pm

I used the Orchid plant as a subject to better enhance my color theme. I got a great blurred background in this image, it makes the orchid really pop.




f/5.6 shutter speed: 2.5sec January 22nd 2014 6:08pm

This cute little mail box is in my roommate’s room. The objective was to get everything out of focus except the mailbox.




f/22 Shutter Speed: 2.5seconds, January 22nd 2014, 6:25pm

This is my roommates Penny board in our yard. I tried to get some real deep focus by setting my aperture higher but it didn’t seem to work no matter where I placed the board.


Deep Focus:


f/22 Shutter Speed: 20seconds January 23rd 2014, 2:04am

The deep set is always the hardest for me. I had trouble working with lighting (seriously for hours, even before I lost daylight) and finding a distance to shoot in where I could keep that back object in focus.


-Marisa Faye Reeves

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  1. I think that you chose a very interesting yet hard color, so great job challenging yourself! My favorite photo in this group is definitely the first one of the flower. I like how it shows the colors but that it also has the contrast between the black and white which I really like. I also really like that you used the Penny Board, its sometimes really hard to get a deep focus but sometimes photos look better with a shallow focus and in this case I think it really works. Are you zooming when you took the photo because that can effect the aperture even if you make it higher. Altogether you did a great job and I love that you chose purple!

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