Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day ... and Creative Exchange

Lisa is back from Boston and she has a beautiful dreamy pink floral image for this week's Creative Exchange.
Before I began "rediscovering myself through photography" about two years ago, I probably wouldn't have thought much of choosing a dried-up flower as a subject.   But yesterday, I did.  It had been an unsuccessful drive to find beautiful waterfowl, so I zoomed in on some of my own flowers---those over-photographed blooms that are slipping into fall.    A dried-up African daisy looks pretty good through a telephoto lens!
(I edited the image with a new application called RadLab, and this is called "Rusty Cage.")

I'm choosing this image for my P52 Challenge, as well.  Week 36 of P52 in Darcy's Photo Challenge. 


Deanna@snippets from springdale said...

Love that processing, beautiful!!

Kristy Life-n-Reflection said...

So gorgeous, don't tell my perfect pears came from my prop closet!

TexWisGirl said...

yes, very pretty.

Genie said...

Oh, my goodness This is an awesome shot...beautiful processing, too. I do not see how you could have done any better. It is sheer perfection in my book. Kudos! genie

lisa said...

This is incredible Evelyn, and isn't is amazing how beautiful flowers can be when they are past their prime?? As my kids say, "Mom's out taking pictures of dead flowers and condemned buildings again!"

Really gorgeous work on this one!

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!


Laura said...

Wonderful capture. Love the processing you've used it really sets off the delicate flowers.

Pat said...

Lovely work!

Anonymous said...

ohhh so pretty, Evelyn great capture

happy week =)

Julie Legg Photo said...

Really lovely Evelyn! Love the desaturated tones and the softness. I have photographed dried flowers too, they speak a language of their own.