Photographing flowers is not my thing. I had actually never tried it before. It turns out lighting orchids is pretty tough. While I may not be a huge fan of the genre I will probably try it a few more times in the future for the challenge alone.
Last minute prep for the late Mary Ellen Mark. Mary Ellen came to speak to local photographers during FotoWeek DC. She will be missed.
Every now and then I have the time and inclination to shoot long exposures late at night. I took this photo in Emerald, Isle while on vacation. This shot took about 55 mins. I guessed the right angle to begin with saving me many more hours.