For those of you who remember my special shoot for a friend’s 30th Wedding Anniversary, this is one of the roses left over from that shoot. I have him the rest of the bunch to give to his wife, but I kept this one since it was already cut. It dried over the Christmas break while I was away, just like the peony in a recent post.

It was another perfect opportunity for a RegularRandom shoot.



  • 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

x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

17 replies on “Five Minutes with a Rose in Decay – RegularRandom

  1. Nothing is ever wasted, especially if it decays so beautifully. I love the subtleties and pallor of your shoots, so different from the way I do things. The full frontal deep pink one is my favourite I think, but so is the first one with a little bit of decay hanging over the edge of the vase.

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    1. Thank you Meg. I probably spend as much time editing the photos afterwards to either get the look I want or to make sure it looks the way it did in real life. Or too enhance textures or bring out the contrast between colours. I love it.

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