Asian Orchid

Another year and so another 52 week photography project. I didn't get out to shoot much in the past week so I started to panic a little last night when I realised I may not have a photo to share. I left my camera bag in the car and didn't feel like venturing out in the cold to get it. I knew my iPhone wasn't useful for indoor low light photograph so I grabbed my wife's Sony Cybershot DSCW55 7.2MP Digital Camera.

She doesn't use it much anymore. Her iPhone is smaller and lighter and always with her. That has become her "compact camera". The quality of the photos are enough for her purposes and she doesn't have to fiddle with any controls. The iPhone is her point-n-shoot.

I searched around for a suitable subject and remembered I had meant to take photos of the blooms from my Asian Orchid. I bought this orchid two years ago at the Earth Day event at the Montgomery High School. The seller convinced and I had a long chat before I was convinced that I could get this to bloom. I had experience with South American Orchids but I had none with an Asian Orchid. It took me two years before I got this to bloom. I found out that I could "shock" the plant into producing flowers if I left it in a cold overnight. So that's just what I did.

The plant has three flowers on a very short stalk. I certainly hope I get more.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.