1.27.2008

What's Left

Not Just a Rose
January 2008

My iTunes: Our Time Now by the Plain White T's

A friend came for a visit from London a few weeks ago. I'm ashamed to say that I had not gone into the guest room since she left. I was determined this morning to get some housework done and inevitable ended up in the guest room. Before she had arrived I had put a vase of blooms next to her bed. Of course by now, the flowers had completely dried out...but they were beautiful still. If I would have touched them I am sure they would have all fallen apart into pieces. I decided to take them out to my backyard and have fun with my macro lens.

These images are the results. Is it just me or do they look just as stunning than when they were fresh?

Pretty Purples

13 comments:

Moi said...

Georgia o keeffe once wrote “a flower touches everyone’s heart” ........i am sure she meant to add, "in life and death"

Moi said...

and i meant to add.....these are beautiful images :P

Sarch said...

Very nice as always Anna.

Anna said...

I like how you've posted a lot of fresh flowers and now you've posted some... not so fresh ones. Miss you guys!

kenju said...

Sometimes dried flowers hold just as much interest as fresh ones; maybe even more so since there is a poignancy to them.

Corey Bienert said...

For most of those shots I was using the Canon 70-200 2.8L. I didn't use any flash though. I had to crank the ISO up to 1600. That's why they all have a graininess to them. That gym has terrrible lighting :(

Mark said...

I like what you did with these. Too many of us overlook the colors of nature each day.

Cris said...

Nice Anna! A rose will always be a rose, beautiful in its essence and shape, no matter what, just like God has wrapped us in His wonderful grace.

Kerri said...

They do look stunning...even as they are fading!

I have noticed this Winter (for the first time in my life) that dried and dying flowers offer a lot of beauty!

Beautiful shots Anna!

CG said...

Beauty in decay, for sure!

bluemountainmama said...

moi said what i thought... 'even in death, there's life' :)

that same friend may be coming to visit me this weekend. we're trying to figure out a way.....

Heather said...

Wow beautiful shots. It makes me wish for a boquet of dried flowers.

Anonymous said...

How'd you get the dust off?

Dad