Orchid Impressions

In Images, The Life Creative by David15 Comments

The last few days, as we’ve opened SEVEN for pre-orders, have been tremendously exciting, humbling, and full of the same fear any artist has when releasing something so close to his heart into the world: what if it doesn’t find an audience? We released it nervously, knowing if no one purchased it, I’d have 4,000lbs of books in my loft for years to come. We released it knowing shipping was expensive – too expensive – but the very best rates we could get after dickering with Fed Ex and UPS and DHL and finally going with Canada Post. And we released it hoping to the gods in control of these things that this book would find a few hearts under which to light a fire. All I can say, after all that, is that your reception of this project has left me so grateful – a posture you put me in so often. Thank you so much.

I made the images above, lit by the fire of that gratitude, with my iPhone as the last rays of the evening hit the orchids on the coffee table 30 minutes ago. Happy Easter, friends.

If you missed it, you can reserve your copy of SEVEN, my limited edition fine art book, now, and save $15 until April 02.


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  2. I forgot of this technique…but don’t worry, i don’t tell no one.
    ok, where is my orchid? …where is…

  3. I love those abstract images of flowers. They are so full of color, you really do not need to know what you are looking at and still be in awe. Cannot wait for some spring to show around here and give it a try!

  4. Wonderful images David. Glad to hear Seven is going so well.
    It’s funny my Easter image was an impressionistic one also.
    BTW I know you can’t say, but SlowShutter is a great iPhone app for motion blur 😉

  5. The explosion of warm colour serves as a wonderful interpretation of flower….

  6. A bit different for you, very colorful and quite abstract, but I love the way you continue to experiment and these are lovely.

    Hope you print a few and hang them in your loft to see how they are to live with. In the right place, they could be really great. I can see them quite large in a space big enough to handle them.

  7. Really lovely impressionist images of the orchids. Love them! I agree with everyone else in looking forward to Seven. It will be my first book of yours, but I’m going over to Amazon to look at some others! I have a serious weakness for quality books of any genre, but particularly photography. Easter greetings from Northern Ireland.

  8. Have to ask, what techniques/app(s) did you use for these photographs?

    Congrats on the so-far success of your Seven pre-orders! Looking forward to mine.

    1. I’m afraid that’s top secret, Steven.

      Ok, but only for you. Tell no one.

      I used an app called Slow Shutter. And I played with intentional camera motion. Up and down. Side to side. Circular. Back and forth. Tweak exposure and clarity in LR4, add noise reduction.

  9. Hey David,

    Can’t wait for the boat anchor to arrive:), Seriously, congrats and Happy Easter!

    God Bless you as well,

  10. I wish you nothing but success with this newest adventure. It looks wonderful. There is a lot to say for someone who is puts their most personal work out there. God Bless and Happy Easter.

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