I was given a lovely bunch of paeony roses and white gerbera as a Get Well gift from my work colleagues. Sadly sitting in the sun all day for a week, they are now past their best. Before they went to their final rest in the compost bin, I wanted to try and capture some of the ephemeral beauty that still exists even as a flower slowly dies and withers. I believe one term for this is ‘wabi sabi’ – info link
The above image was processed in Lightroom 6 and processed with some of Kim Klassen’s Still Life presets to capture the texture and detail in the edges and imply at the faded beauty of the former colours.
Did you see how even in decay this flower is still beautiful in its own way?
Comments and feedback always welcome!