I kept one in a small vase on my desk, and gave the rest to a friend at work. The one on my desk had dried beautifully while I was away on holidays and so I couldn’t resist photographing it. I spent a few sessions with it, but here is the first five minutes.
First, a series from afar, seeing the whole flower, with varying edits to showcase the textures, the colours, the beauty.
And then moving in closer:
I am obsessed with these “Beauty in Decay” shots. I have many more, but they weren’t within this five minutes, so I will share them another time.
I know some other people have taken pleasure from photographing the beauty in decaying flowers – the colours become richer, the textures are amazing. I love the way this peony holds much of its traditional shape.
I wanted to showcase a couple of other photographers who have shown the beauty in decay:
Su Leslie, from Zimmerbitch – Su’s work is beautiful. She is a regular RegularRandom’er and if you aren’t following her already, I highly recommend you do.
Sue Judd, from WordsVisual – a fellow scientist, with a great eye for photography.
Laura Bloomsbury from Eljaygee – a London-based photographer who posts lovely photos.
Tish Farrell from Writer on the Edge – a writer, who accompanies her words with lovely photos.
And lastly, Kiki from Through a Lay(wo)man’s Lens – I’ve only just discovered Kiki via the Reader when searching the “Beauty in Decay” tag and I’ve found that she’s done a series on the exact topic. Be sure to take a look.
So, that was my first RegularRandom for 2018. If you’d like to join in, please do so! It’s lots of fun. Here’s the idea:
- choose a subject or a scene
- spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
- try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
- have fun!
- tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post