Photo101 Rehab #4

Orchid – 34mm, ISO 1600, f/5,4, 1/30


My #4 photo for the “The Clinic” – Photo101 Rehab is a 4-years old orchid. I got it from friends and since then it flourishes at least 3 times a year. 

It is a resilient orchid that surprises everyone who visits my house and notices her endurance.  It is almost winter and average temperature has been around 3 degrees Celsius. Still, you see the orchid blossoming, and a new flower about to open. I focused solely on the new flower.

They say I have a green finger.  I say, we love each other.

About the photo: I used Olympus E-M10 and applied watercolor filter from the Olympus app.

And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.


Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.

Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.

Some of us, including me, didn’t want to say goodbye, and started feeling the first addiction’s symptoms as described by inmate Albert nty6x at his blog Passionately Curious.

“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

I had to think of something to resolve this.

Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.

The Rehab rules are simple:

Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.

Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.

Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you  can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.

How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.

Have fun! And thanks for participating.

Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!



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39 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #4

  1. that is simply beautiful Lucile and would have looked beautiful adorning our tea table tomorrow which is getting readily laden with lovely treats. Really this is stunning, I would happily have it on my wall. I didn’t know that you could get watercolour filters and such like for DSLR cameras, I thought only us phone users had that priviledge, just goes to show I need to move on from my bridge camera hehe x


    1. Than you, Justine. I will bring it tomorrow to our tea ceremony. You’re making me curious…
      I send the photos via wifi to my smartphone where I have the app and use the effects.
      Actually you can use this app too. It’s from Olympus and you can get it at the apple store or Google store Android.
      I still use my iPhone often and I don’t have a DSLR but a mirror-less camera. so don’t feel bad…xx

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        1. Iphone 6? You rock!
          I learned about it during the course. I got advise to go for it instead of DSLR, which are heavier. This is new technology and has almost the same features. There are several types but i chose a smaller size which i can bring during my long bike rides, without carrying too much weight.
          Check on google. I looked at sony and olympus but loved the latter more.

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          1. I do love them and feel so sad that they don’t blossom under my wing, i am surely doing somethign wrong but not sure what, maybe they don’t like being on the piano, though its not played so much x


  2. I like the effects you got from focusing on the new flower and applying the watercolor filter. (I’m a remedial Photo101 student, struggling to wrap up the last few assignments, so I don’t qualify for The Clinic. 🙂 But I can still admire the pictures, right?)


      1. Well — got to get the Photo 101 monkey off my back first (are you familiar with that expression? It’s an odd one). Then I might try? I think it is a great idea to keep the Photo 101 Love going with daily themes.

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          1. Well — I did a quick search about the history of that idiom, and it is not very wholesome: people often use it when talking about gambling and drug addiction. I thought it just meant a problem — not that Photo 101 is a problem, but my long posts have made it a longer journey for me than it had to be. 🙂


  3. Lucile, he puesto unas fotos, aunque al colgarlas salían en el enlace alguna foto más.
    No se qué habré hecho mal.
    Tu orquídea es una foto preciosa.


    1. Mariangeles, hay visto una foto de viaja2. Te gustaría adicionar otras fotos¿ puedes adicionar sin limites. Es una por vez. Después de adicionar una, empieza otra vez lo mismo proceso. Tienes que seleccionar la foto que quieres e esta listo.
      Gracias por apreciar a orquídea. Abrazos.


  4. Lovely orchid and even lovelier photo! Bravissima!
    Kudos to you for keeping a beautiful orchid alive for so long! I wish I were so lucky with one I had last year! Oh well!


    1. Grazie, bella. You’re a great supporter of my daring streak…
      I’m 100% sure that this orchid deserves all the credit. There is something special there, as the other orchids I have thrive well but are not blossoming as often as this one.

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    1. Here is what I do:
      1. I water it once a week throughout the year. I leave it floating inside a sink for 15-20 minutes.
      2. I repot it as needed. I change the ground during spring time when roots are old.
      3. I add orchid food once a month during spring to summer. It is a fertilizer that I add to the water to make it healthier and strong.
      4. I keep it away from direct sunlight but in a light place in the room. Occasionally I sunbath it for 30 min. Depends on the weather. ;-(

      I learned some of these things here. Check this link:

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