MAXILLARIA INAUDITA 1 © 2015Sarasota, FL
Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota, FL – I had the pleasure of being invited to Selby Garden’s Orchid House early in the morning before they opened to photograph some of their orchids. This was unusual photography for me, as I rarely do close-up photography. My customary imagery is large wide-open landscapes. However, now that I’m getting involved in digital photography, I can have a better depth of field and faster exposure times than with a large format camera, so I gladly accepted the invitation. To photograph the orchids I used my Sony A7R Cambo Artus with an 80mm enlarging lens. This orchid is native to the Costa Rican and Panamanian cloud forests. This photograph is printed on a large format Epson printer using genuine Epson ink and archival Harman Hahnemuhle paper. Each photograph is digitally signed, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. This is a limited edition series and each photograph is numbered.