Not long ago, there used to be a potted pink orchid plant in my family room. I think it was a gift from someone. Normally, I didn't pay much attention to it until I was looking for some object with which to test a new camera lens or the camera on a new phone. As I roamed through the house looking for my target, I usually ended up picking the pink orchid.
One day, I found myself looking for a shooting target again. I had just bought a new Android budget phone (the Moto G6), and I really wanted to put its camera through its paces. Again, without thinking much, I went to the family room looking for the trusty orchid. Alas, it had already withered!
As I was standing there feeling sorry, disappointed, guilty, ... I kept looking at the dead orchid flowers with their dry wrinkled petals, and I gradually began to think, "Hmm... these flowers are still kind of pretty in a different way!" Instead of looking for a different target for my phone camera test, I decided to challenge myself to try to bring out this hidden beauty of the dead orchid in my test shots.
Below, you will find photos of the live orchid and a photo of the same plant after it died. (What a shame.) Do you think that the orchid was still beautiful in death? Let me know in the comments!
And, as a bonus...