Our Phalaenopsis Orchid or “Moth” orchid rewarded us with beautiful long lasting blooms earlier this year.
The Phalaenopsis abbreviated to “Phal” in the horticultural trade is an orchid genus consisting of of approximately 60 species so there are many variations in the colors, shape and size of flowers each plant produces. This particular plant produced beautiful pale lilac blooms with a darker center.
Phalaenopsis are low-light orchids and thrive in our east facing kitchen window. They do not like direct sunlight and will scorch in our hot Florida sun. They like plenty of water about once a week to keep their air roots looking healthy.
Both of the pictures above were taken with the Mamiya 645 Pro TL with an 80 mm Mamiya Sekor lens fitted with a 2X convertor in studio lighting. I also decided to try a little experiment with my Holga 120N ~ a little plastic toy camera fitted with a close up lens. Here’s the result:-
The results from a cheap little plastic toy camera with a plastic lens are always unique.
All of the above were taken using Ilford HP5 film in studio lighting and developed and printed in our darkroom. The silver gelatin prints were scanned into digital format for displaying on this blog.