Orchids on Purple
It's been awhile since I've done a still life. My wife's orchids have really thrived in the breakfast room of the new house in NC, so I figured I'd take advantage of the blooms. I shot this on a white backdrop with a purple gel and small softbox mounted on a flash and shot up the backdrop to give a nice gradient. I was trying to tie the background color in with the color in the middle of the flowers. It's not exactly the same hue but it still works nicely because the purple contrasts with the yellow on the main part of the petals. The light on the flowers is another softbox from the top-right, along with a reflector on the left for some fill.