My wife’s birthday is January 1st. She had mentioned how much she liked this flower, which was sitting in an arrangement on our breakfast table, during morning coffee. I had been thinking about what to start the dailies with; running through compositions, thinking what and where I might photograph. I don’t often attempt still life work, but the combination of a birthday, a beautiful flower, and morning sun made my decision easy. I set up a simple black cloth background, arranged the flower, and set up my camera. This shot was just about lifesize on my 4×5. It prints easily on Ilford warmtone and has wonderful soft tones. The morning sunlight was perfect.
Details: Polaroid Tominon 105mm, f45, 18s, Delta 100 4×5.