Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

The Lost Images

Yellow Lady's Slippers

Back around 1999, I put away my Nikon N2000 camera. Inside the camera was a partly exposed roll of Kodak Gold 100 film.

We had been out for a walk in the woods with a friend. He had previously spotted some Yellow Lady’s Slipper flowers and took Sherri and me to see them. The Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum) blooms were less than an inch across. The plants may grow to 60cm tall. They are a member of the Lady’s Slipper Orchid family.

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Although the flowers are wide spread, they are somewhat uncommon. Information regarding the Yellow Lady’s Slipper is contradictory. Differing sources report them to be common, and also endangered. All report that they do not transplant well and are best left in the wild, which is what we did.

 A Walk In The Woods

The search for the elusive Yellow Lady’s Slipper included a lovely walk in the woods. The moist habitat ideal for orchids promotes lush foliage growth.

After scanning a print from the film, I opened the file in Nikon Capture NX2 and applied Clamour Glow from Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro2, using a minus control point on the figure on the path.

Have you ever forgotten images film or digital?

In the best light…

One response

  1. I love the image with the woods…so dreamy! A wonderful find, John!


    July 31, 2011 at 14:46

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