Photo: The Silent Bouquet

The Silent Bouquet
These roses refuse to make a sound. You can see the rose in the middle wants to speak up, but is too afraid. These flowers were at Publix. They were on the top shelf in the floral department, so I held the camera up high and just guessed at the composition. Several guesses later, I had this.

I made the colors a lot cooler to make the image feel cold and uninviting, just like you’d feel around someone who refuses to speak. Then, I toned down the color, added contrast, and darkened the edges.

Canon Rebel XTi, EF 50mm 1:1.4, 1/160, F2.8, 50mm, ISO100, 2008-07-12T12:22:13-04, 20080712-162213rxt

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Credit me as Richard X. Thripp and link here.

4 thoughts on “Photo: The Silent Bouquet

  1. I like this picture with the power lines and the plants below. It might be a good cancer add.

  2. Even the tiny white flowers are just as beautiful as the big flowers. How could they be so beautiful? Can you imagine? Can you create, or imagine something as beautiful as these flowers yourself?

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