Friday, April 25, 2008

Working the Subject: Lenten Roses

Lenten Roses, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Bryan with a Y Peterson defines "working the subject" as experimenting and trying different POVs, filters and effects and not being satisfied with the first "easy" shot. Lenten Roses (at least mine) are not easy to photograph well, as the flowers tend to be low to the ground and point downward. I took "zillion" shots of these and then I ortonized this one digitally on Picasa and then I made a sepia version and sandwiched it back with the original to get this. Oh, I prolly should include the original so you can see what I have done, and even a shot of the Lenten Roses to show how they face downward. OK, I will add those later. Here they are. Click to view larger.

5 comments:

Nadine said...

This picture is quite lovely. I've been wanting to plant some Lenten Roses in my yard.

Andrea said...

The folks in red below have confirmed that they are in by emailing me

mailto:moleskine.exchange@gmail.com

their addresses, a couple I already had. After I get your address I will send you an invite to be an admin on the blog.

http://moleskine-exchange.blogspot.com/

You can post pics there, spin yarns, make it look all fancy, whatever you want.

As soon as I know everyone is in and has gotten their books I will email you all the addresses and mailing order.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks! I love it too. The white ones are nice too.

bluerose9062 said...

I love the way you "worked" this. It seems to tell a sad but beautiful story of love and loss.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It does have a sort of melancholy feel to it, doesn't it? Soft, sweet and sad.