As far as I am concerned, there is nothing like a gift of flowers to get the creative juices flowing. They also make me ponder color, how they reflect the surroundings in which I place them, and how different hues photograph.
In Sacred Emily, written in 1913, Gertrude Stein penned the now famous phrase "A rose is a rose is a rose". I might add, perhaps. They come in myriad colors, sizes, shapes, and fragrances, and all are photogenic in one way or another. The buds and fully opened flowers are both wonderful, but the petals have such expression. In celebration of spring, today's blog pushes petals. One of the reasons I like to use them for photography is that from the base to the petal top, there is a broad range of colors. Some of those colors can't be seen unless you remove the individual petals at the base, where, in this case, white, yellow, and light green radiate outward.
As the petals oxidize, their colors turns, as is the case in several of the petals below.
Bud and removed petals used together are complementary.
Regardless of your celebration this week, I hope it brings joy and peace. Thank you C & B for presenting spring!
until next Monday,
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