Orchids in the Dark

Orchid in the Dark

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”Elliott Erwitt

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2 thoughts on “Orchids in the Dark”

  1. Hola Omar,
    there exists all kinds of dark. I recently bought a UV flashlight to use with my night time photography. Things that do not show up with other kinds of light will sometime glow in the light of the ultraviolet spectrum. The UV light is also useful for tracking oil and refrigerant leaks on automobile systems (Nena still drives her ’97 model Ford!).
    Various flowers are brilliant under UV light as are many bugs. I am still experimenting so I’m learning new things each day. My grand kids have learned that they can write secret messages with detergent water “ink” that only appears under strong UV light. Soap bubbles are also amazing to watch in the dark.

    1. Hola Jim y Nena:

      That’s a great subject. Light is a very interesting phenomenon and has been studied by scientists for centuries. In photography, light is the center of the Universe. I’m not familiar with UV light but it’s interesting enough to read about it.

      I use a small flashlight to set my camera when it is dark or to lighten up small sections of the subject. It works quite well. Writing a secret message with detergent water “ink” is new to me. Sounds very James Bondish.



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