Beauty in Decay/15

Here’s another image of a withered, defunct peony. I used natural sidelight to highlight the texture of the crinkled, shriveled petals.

Crinkly pink peony

Crinkly pink peony

25 comments

  1. Great texture – those petals look like crepe paper. You have really got the hang of this 😀

    • Gee, thanks! Love that comment! I’m having tons of fun with this, but the really bright mornings are a bit hit and miss at present, and I need morning sun in my ‘studio’ (dining room with a few props!!)… Need to work out a plan B, I think 🙂

      • Have you used a light box? I have seen DIY ones where you use a couple of lamps to light the ‘box’.

      • All I have is a Speedlite which I can use off camera, but I haven’t liked the results I’ve had recently. Might have to look into a DIY light box…

  2. Laura Bloomsbury

    they get better and better

  3. Allan G. Smorra

    You are reallygetting good at this, congratulations. As far as a DIY lightbox, have you tried bouncing your speedlite off a white piece of paper/cardboard and directing it at your flower? Just a thought.

    Last night we watched some episodes of a PBS series, Craft, and there was one called Forge that featured a glass blower. This guy made flowers, leaves, roots & bugs out of glass and put them together in various combinations inside a solid block of glass. I thought of your Decay Series immediately.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Thanks, Allan, much appreciated… Good point, I have a couple of reflectors, need to give those a go. I’ll try and keep up the good work!

  4. vastlycurious.com

    Your email alert was only the written description and I thought, hmmmmm. Doesn’t sound really appealing but I like her back lit shots. Soooooooo, open it.

    THIS

    I just love it and want to put it on my head and wear it as a hat. Beautiful work, glamourous and classy !

  5. Love this one Sue, reminds me of a tutu

  6. Suzanne

    Lovely – I like the texture – the flower looks almost apologetic for decaying so. Your series title is particularly apt here.

  7. Great texture in the petals. 🙂

  8. The textures are marvelous Sue!

  9. Love this, beauty can be found anywhere.

  10. heh-heh…it’s not defunct if you can use it in this way – just lovely x

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