This weekend, the Missouri Botanical Garden hosts its annual orchid show, featuring a rotating display of some of the 7,000 beauties in its collection at the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Digital artist Dan Wampler visited the garden for a sneak peek and shot these glorious specimens using a camera converted to Infrared by Life Pixel Infrared, the world leader in infrared conversions.(Wampler also serves as the company's creative director.) Infrared photography utilizes a portion of the light spectrum that the human eye can't see -- creating ghostly, gorgeous images.
For more about Wampler, check out his Facebook page or take a look at the workshops he's teaching. The orchid show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (February 4 to March 26) at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-9400 or www.mobot.org). Admission is $5 plus regular garden admission ($3 to $8).