STILL LIFE 26 – DYING FLOWER
September 5, 2015 6 Comments
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.