I’ve done some more experimenting with photographing flowers that are past their best, and these are the results! Unfortunately these flowers were so far gone that they fell apart as I tried to position them onto my sheets of watercolour, however I think they are actually quite beautiful in this state.
I used photoshop more than usual on the image above, I wanted it to look more like a painting than a photo so I played with the levels and contrast settings to create this effect.
I cropped the image above to focus on the head of the flower, it’s quite beautiful the way the petals are falling away, almost like silk.
The image above is a cropped version of the below , as I wanted to focus on the detail in the petals. In the un-cropped version I wanted to make it appear as if someone had randomly thrown the petals down and left them.
I don’t think I quite got the focus right in the image below, but the colours are so stunning that I wanted to include it anyway.
Any comments and thoughts are appreciated.