Big Bertha's Adventures

Withered yet still a striking beauty!


I didn’t want to let the roses go to waste after they were past their prime.  So I let them dry.  These drooping, sad looking roses make a great subject for photography!

I started out with a rose on a shiny black poster board.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Next I experimented by adding ribbon.

Big Bertha's Adventures

This is my favorite shot—I really like the reflection of the ribbon on the poster board.

Big Bertha's Adventures

A behind the scenes look at my mess and how simple materials can transform a photo.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Tips:
Let flowers dry and reuse them for interesting photo shoots!  These roses were used in several shots when they were fresh and throughout their ‘drying’ process.
Use your camera to look for beauty in unexpected places

Camera:  Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Date:  October 2013

One thought on “Withered yet still a striking beauty!

  1. You really proved your point with that last photo. It totally reminds me of portrait studios that use such simple backgrounds and props (which are sometimes dirty or wrinkled to the naked eye) to produce such amazing photos.

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