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Beauty of the withered

When I was preparing props for my in-crate assignment about which you could read in my previous posts Autumn in the crate and Inspiring hydrangea, I gathered also some withered flowers from my garden and tried to set a few compositions with them.

still-life

They might have not made it into the group of my favourite shots of that day but they made me think. About fading beauty, about a circle of life, about having (or not) a character.

still-life

I played a bit with processing the photo above and liked the effect I got when applying Kim’s preset kk_still:

still-life

Withered doesn’t have to mean ugly, does it? In the course of this almost year long still-life experimenting, I’ve learnt that some photos carry a plain message but other can wear different coats and arise different feelings. It’s an important piece of knowledge that I’m grateful for as it opens other doors to creativity, perception and fulfilment…

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