"Flora The Devine" with Andrea Ficek Falcon, wet plate collodion. Flora, in Roman religion, the goddess of the flowering of plants. Titus Tatius (according to tradition, the Sabine king who ruled with Romulus) is said to have introduced her cult to Rome; her temple stood near the Circus Maximus. Her festival, called the Floralia, was instituted in 238 bc.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotype, natural light through Northern facing windows and skylights at Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota. Flowers from Rachel Treetop at Crabtree Floral.