Beauty in Decay 35

This colourful flower came from a beautiful bunch of varied blooms, and this is showing it in early ‘wilt’:

Just starting to wilt

Just starting to wilt

There will be another image of this flower in later decay!

30 comments

  1. Laura Bloomsbury

    such impact! how do you do your best before portraits – camera settings?

    • Hi Laura, I’m not quite sure what you are asking, or I would answer you…best before portraits?

      • Laura Bloomsbury

        sorry to be so vague Sue -was interested in the technicalites of the shots – fstops etc

      • Oh, OK….I’m not going to be precise here, as the setup will vary according to the ambient light….but, some basics. Firstly, I usually take these shots somewhere between f9 and f11 to achieve enough sharpness from front to back of the flower and utilising the best range for the lens (more or less). I may use exposure compensation to get close to the look I want, and then further treatment in post processing. Nik ColorEfex for the low key, with my own adjustments…

      • Laura Bloomsbury

        very helpful Sue – appreciate the feedback – thank you ❤

      • You’re very welcome…..oh, and I forgot to say – camera on tripod, ISO set as low as it’ll go (100ASA for my camera)….and use self timer to avoid shakeo

  2. Gorgeous shot Sue. Look forward to the next stage.

  3. To me it looks as though some of the petals are ‘holding out’ and refusing to follow the group. Another lovely one Sue.

  4. I love the color, and the way the petals are curling on the left. Lovely!

  5. I like the way it poses, Sue 🙂

  6. Awesome 😀 You could really have an exhibition of your own with this lovely series…I’m sure those photos would look great printed 😀

  7. You make it look elegant and beautiful, Sue, 🙂

  8. Beautiful color and it works well with the dark background. Even as the petals are still horizontal they remind me of hair (after making me think of an umbrella). Perhaps I’m thinking of a woman’s hat… perhaps I’m all over the place. But it’s still beautiful. 🙂

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