OLD TULIPS – 22

The fading beauty of spring flowers!

OLD TULIPS by John Allen

What remained of a bunch of tulips I had used in a recent still life shot. Even as they fade they still have so much to give. The colours and the textures of passing time.

#23 may be a little late as we are away for a couple of days. 🙂

 

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RUSTIC FLOWERS – 19

RUSTIC FLOWERS by John Allen

Another still life.

Here I was looking for the contrast in textures and colours – mainly between the old food can ( six weeks in the garden, filled with water, to make it go rusty ) and the beauty of the flowers. But I think the muted, soft tones of the background also help.

Key, of course, is the lighting which really makes the image pop – although, at the same time, it is subtle and not overdone. One strobe with a soft box as the main light ( from the left ) and a second light, also softened,  overhead to light the background.