Dying flower; 25 Aug 2015.

My wife grows flowers in pots outside our front door and I like these big splashes of colour.  But, an English “summer”, and now a month with an “r” in it – and there are many more of those to come, right through to April.

And so wind and rain tore off a large bloom and left it, wilting fast, on our front path.

And so to carrying the dying thing indoors and putting it on the table.  Whereupon all sorts of very much alive wildlife appeared from out of its folds, only to march off with far more purpose than I can usually muster.

And so to looking at this riot of colour and setting up a camera, to produce a picture of something transient; something that was once like this but that is changing fast. 

And emotions?  Well, sadness at the universality of the transience I suppose, but also great joy at the many forms that Life can attain while it is up and running.  Many things in this world are boring, but Life will never be one of them.

D800 with 105mm Nikkor; tripod; 100 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to STILL LIFE 26 – DYING FLOWER

  1. Sallyann says:

    Lots of likes. 😀


  2. paula graham says:

    Terrific colour ,and suggestive message.


  3. Looks like a tiny footprint. Or a peanut. Or a sign of months with ‘r’ coming our way. 😉 Whatever. Blasting with color. Pretty.


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