“Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . . ”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every now and then, the eye picks up on a pattern and the brain translates it into something familiar. As I reviewed my image of this orchid made a few weeks back, I could not stop seeing a mouth wide open, in a shout or scream. It’s a strange phenomenon, how our brain is programmed to humanize things like this. Or, am I the only one who sees this? I’ll leave it to you to decide.
In any case, I’m pleased with the orchid itself. As I’ve noted before, the deep burgundy, with notes of subtle orange was very difficult to capture and reproduce accurately, since the image is quite dark to start with. As I sat with the original orchid next to my screen, comparing the colour casts and highlights, I was quite pleased at how it turned out, despite it’s gaping mouth.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200mm
1 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400
High Resolution image on 500px: