Decaying flowers and an old tin box

I was donated some more decaying flowers today, so this afternoon I spent a few spare moments having a go at creating something.

Now, earlier I said to Gilly that it’s all about the light..well, almost. I didn’t have quite the light that I would have liked for this, but I could at least try and create a balanced image….

I have used depth of field to try to create some depth and lead the eye in…not altogether successfully. Let me know what you  think!



  1. What you tried seems to have worked, Sue. On a personal level, I might have preferred the box to be in focus as well.
    Best wishes, Pete

  2. I like the composition Sue. I struggle with depth of field too. In this shot, I think I want either the foreground flowers to be in focus, or the lovely little flowers to be a bit more prominent. My eyes wandered a bit. But actually that’s quite a good description of me most of the time 😃

  3. Fresh or decaying – flowers are unique in their beauty. Lovely photo!

  4. I don’t mind a little fuzziness. You know me 🙂 🙂 And the colours are sublime, Sue. Happy Monday!

  5. What’s it like to be known as the lady you can give dead flowers too 🙂 And great image by the way. You do wonders with decay.

  6. It is a lovely composition and great colours, but the out of focus flowers in the foreground do look a bit odd. The tin box is fine as is and I think the fuzzy quality gives it character. I’m not sure how you can improve on it.

  7. I don’t mind the box being blurry, but the flowers I’d like a bit less on the flowers resting on it. I’m drawn in by the tiny little flowers, seed heads in the back though – I guess I prefer things a bit more centred. What would you change? I guess I’ll have to wait and see! Thanks for the ping 🙂

  8. Now this is the angle of the box I was thinking of on your next image. just slightly angled and in focus.

  9. The composition is gorgeous, Sue.
    I would try to place the focus on the flowers in the foreground, but that’s is a very personal thing, because I am the one who struggles with the red colour when photographing, and don’t seem to get it right but overexposed.

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