Orchid Show time
You know spring is getting closer because the Chicago Botanical Garden's orchid show has arrived. During the pandemic the show was either cancelled or scaled down considerably so it's good to see it getting back to the size and variety enjoyed in the past.
Lighting is always an issue at this venue. The indoor arrangements use dramatic mood lighting of various colors so my ISO is around 1600 and aperture wide open just to get a shutter speed I can hand hold. Then in the conservatory displays the full sun was out, giving either way too bright light or dark shadows. It's not the best place to photograph orchids without additional equipment to control the lighting and exposure but it's great to see the colors and shapes resulting from grower's hard work.
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