Beauty in Decay/16 & 17

Time for more beauty in decay, this time a rather defunct rose. I like this first image, where the petals almost appear like velvet:

Velvet?

Velvet?

A few days later, and it’s getting very dark, and a more crinkled texture as the petals dessicate:

A very defunct rose

A very defunct rose

This second image I like even more than the first, something about the darkness…..

Advertisements

35 comments

  1. Both are lovely. I like the velvet texture of the first image and the colour of the second.

    • Thanks, Jude! I almost couldn’t decide between the two, but the colour and texture of the second just tip the scale…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. wonderful, there’s so much beauty in decay

  3. Beauty – not the typical, expected one but still is. And footprints of the passed glory can be seen also during this natural transformation. A rose is always a rose – so to speak ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. The second one is amazing. Great shot Sue. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. It would make a beautiful petal skirt in deep burgundy velvet !!

  6. I agree with you, the second one is my favorite. Your subtle lighting in the shadows really pulls this together.

    Good job,
    Allan

  7. Ooh, high drama again, Sue. I love the second one ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Second one for me too. Love the light and colour!

  9. I say again, I love what you’ve produced in this series, Sue. No longer just a flower, they evoke emotion and take on a life of their own.

    • Thank you, Lynne. It’s been an interesting adventure, but I’m running out of flowers at present! I agree that these can be emotive ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Excellent photos! I love them! ๐Ÿ˜€ Just shows that everything can be photographed and generate emotions if approached a certain way. Well done Susan!

  11. Exquisite photos! I almost felt I could touch them.

  12. Lovely photos, Sue – you’re quite right, there IS beauty in decay. There is beauty in most things, if only one looks for it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Marianne, glad you agree! I saw a fabulous rose yesterday, failed to pick it, and the wind and rain has destroyed it totally…win some,, lose some.

  13. I agree, like velvet – very nice!

  14. Hi Sue, 2 people inspired by decay. Thanks for the prompt. This was an initial illustration, then I decided to paint it. Didn’t quite get want I wanted but I had fun! http://wp.me/a2dwKf-1z1

Over to you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Leya

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

On the Road

Prompts for haiku, haibun and haiga

Lena Copal Fotografie

Fotografie, Natur, Abstrakt

Covetotop

A local guide to the Western Mediterranean

Valerie Leroy Photography

Explore Everything

Pat Callahan Photography

Photography with an Emphasis on Street and Travel

Mi objetivo es luminoso

Fotografรญo cosas

Winkos: a straw bale building adventure in Poland

A journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle

lichtzeichnen

werner braun fotografie

One Moment

Die Poesie des Augenblicks - Photography

Where's my backpack?

Romancing the planet; a love affair with travel.

VIEW FROM OUR SOFA

The Years of Watching Avidly

hoynosvamosa.com

Un recorrido visual por diferentes rincones del mundo

An Evolving Scientist

Musings on life and times

Streets of Nuremberg

Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann

Reflections on Existence

Appreciation of Life as Story

afterthefinalcurtain.wordpress.com/

"People buy tickets to theatres, not movies." -- Marcus Loew

%d bloggers like this: