Collin J Örthner – Photographer

May 2, 2015

May Wallpaper

Filed under: Flowers, Nature, Plants, Travel, wallpaper — collin j örthner @ 12:12 pm

My free May wallpaper for your desktop is now available for download. Enjoy!



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January 19, 2015

Butchart Gardens

Filed under: Agriculture, Flowers, Hand of Man, Hi Res, Nature, Plants, Sony RX100 III, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 10:59 pm




[ Sony RX100 III ]



September 7, 2014

Done for the Season

Filed under: Autumn, Black & White, Flowers, Hi Res, Nature, Plants, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M — collin j örthner @ 9:11 pm

Welcome to my 555th post!!!

Looks like our ferns are about done for the season. They are one of the first bits of green we get to see in spring and what a welcome sight indeed! Now, however they are spent and will return to the soil to further the next seasons growth.




[Sigma DP3 Merrill]



August 8, 2014

Leica T

Filed under: Abstract, Architecture, Flowers, Hand of Man, Leica T, Plants — collin j örthner @ 11:13 pm

Nothing like having the Leica rep drop by the shop and offer to leave the new Leica T camera for me to play with for a bit. I immediately went for a walk around the block and wow am I ever enjoying this camera. It is carved from a solid block of aluminum and the screen on the back takes up the whole back of the camera and is a touch screen just like an iPhone. In fact this thing looks like it could have come out of an Apple factory with it’s complete minimalism of 2 dials and a shutter button and clean lines. The image quality appears to be very nice too. I am looking forward to doing a lot more with it shortly, but the few minutes I’ve used it so far are making me a happy camper!







[ Leica T ]



March 31, 2014

Bits from Phoenix

Filed under: Abstract, Architecture, Canon G10, Desert, Hand of Man, interior Design, Plants, Travel — collin j örthner @ 11:20 am

The hotel we stayed in was insured by the world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Every part from the lobby, the roof, the rock work, and even the window coverings conveyed this inspiration. I made an image of the window blind in our room and like that there was a palm tree in the background outside to give a sense of place. Laura and I drove through downtown Phoenix and stopped in at the Phoenix Art Museum, but we got there with only about an hour and a half before closing, and I honestly didn’t think we could do it justice in such a short time. It’ll have to wait for the next trip!





[Canon G10]



July 8, 2013

Sparrow’s-Egg Lady Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium passerinum)

Filed under: E-M5, Flowers, Nature, Olympus MZuiko 60mm Macro, Plants — collin j örthner @ 11:04 pm

I took my friend Gary Kuiken out to Gull Lake this afternoon as he heard I had found some Sparrow’s-Egg Lady Slipper orchids about a week ago and really wanted to see them and make a few images. Unfortunately, they were almost all done blooming, but we managed to locate a few decent specimens after a bit of scrounging around and he made some nice images. I made a few exposures of them  myself a few days back when I first located them as seen below:

[Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 60mm macro]

April 14, 2013

Tulip Duo

Filed under: Flowers, Hi Res, Plants, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP2M — collin j örthner @ 9:50 am

“In no class of plants has nature so varied her delicate tints as in this.”

A Short Treatise on Horticulture – William Prince, 1828




[Sigma DP2 Merrill]



April 13, 2013

It Might Be a Blizzard Outside, But It’s Like Spring Inside

Filed under: Abstract, Flowers, Panorama, Panoramic, Plants, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP2M — collin j örthner @ 10:20 pm

Has snowed all day and it’s still coming down! 😦  Laura, though, has made it feel like spring in our house with some beautiful tulips. Please don’t think this is a terrible camera. I added a bunch of grain for effect.



[Sigma DP2 Merrill]



March 26, 2013


Filed under: Autumn, Hi Res, Large Format, Nature, Plants, Travel, Trees — collin j örthner @ 6:52 pm




[Chamonix 045-N1, Schneider 90mm f/8 Super Angulon]



November 2, 2012

Cohesive Forces

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, Hi Res, Nature, Plants, Trees, Water — collin j örthner @ 7:50 pm


[Sigma DP2 Merrill]



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