Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Rose at New Years


Christmas Rose at New Years
Originally uploaded by Seeking Tao
Out with the Old and in with the New.

What I love most about my photography (aside from the fact that this image is a scan) - is being surprised by what I've captured.

So, there I was putting away the groceries this afternoon, when I noticed the first of my Christmas roses was going. And it was leaving in a stunning manner... all these leathery wrinkles.

So, I plucked it out and took it to my studio and tried to take some pictures. Haven't looked at them just yet. ... perhaps I will be surprised again, but it didn't seem to be going all that well.

Trying a different approach, I laid the rose on the scanner. That went OK. And then I happened to zoom in.

Wonderful surprise!

The rose has these Maurice Chevalier lips...
kissing the old year good bye.

2 comments:

RUSTY said...

OH, HOW WONDERFUL TO READ YOUR NEW YEAR'S EVE MESSAGE !!!
lOVE THAT CHRISTMAS ROSE KISSING THE OLD YEAR GOOD BYE,
lOTS HAPPENED IN THIS PAST YEAR........HAPPY AND SAD. ALL IN THIS GREAT ADVENTURE CALLED "LIFE",
YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
THANKS FOR BEING MY MAGNIFICENT DAUGHTER.
Sure do love you !!.........MOM

Pat Bralley said...

These comments are moderated and I am letting this blatant maternal bragging through, because Mom at 82yrs old, figured out how to leave a comment all on her own!

And I say, "Go for it, Mom!"
(And besides she left it at 11:21 New Years eve and I was long asleep by then.)