"You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being it is possible to have real communication with the earth, which is the highest form of prayer." Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, November 19, 2015


The beautiful white orchid I bought last month is still going strong. Kinda. How strong? I'm not sure. It still has a full array of petals but they are losing mass having become thinner in the past week.

Yesterday I played with this thinness by applying light using only the sun coming in the window.

Using just the 50mm lens with the UV filter removed I added  close up lenses of +1 and +2.

Handheld using a full apple box for support for my elbow. Everything was shot in shutter priority so I could make sure camera shake was at a minimum.

All images ©2015 Andy deBruyn

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