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Faded Beauty

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 December 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

When I returned from Utah, my wife had these roses that were past their prime. Ten days later, they were all but gone and that's when I wanted to see what I could do with them.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

You made them a successful work of art.

4 Dec 2014 5:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Faded they may be but the beauty lingers on.

4 Dec 2014 5:47am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image with the old parchment paper as the base!! Love the feel here:)

4 Dec 2014 5:57am

morgan from canyon Country, United States


4 Dec 2014 6:21am

Focales from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

I like very much this beautiful composition on texture Steve. It is very romantic and attractive also

4 Dec 2014 7:10am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

une jolie ambiance autour de ces fleurs fanées, et ce texte à l'écriture délicate

4 Dec 2014 7:45am

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Lovely work,

4 Dec 2014 7:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

4 Dec 2014 7:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

An aged beauty and exquisite presentation as well.

4 Dec 2014 8:52am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe très beau traitement

4 Dec 2014 8:54am

gerard1948 from Spain

Wonderful, lovely composition with a magnificent treatment, it gives a beautiful Old effect. A great shooting, I like a lot.
Have a good day

4 Dec 2014 9:58am

franz from Baden, Austria

this is exqusite, steve, and one of my favourites of the day! definitely a change from the deserts of the southwest. the background texture helps to create a very cosy and wistful atmosphere ... flowers and a love letter from days long bone by ...

4 Dec 2014 10:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful art work

4 Dec 2014 11:32am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

jUst gorgeous, Steve ---- its like a painting.
I love dried plants and flowers --- you can do a lot with them.
Kindest regards Monika

4 Dec 2014 12:01pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic image. Excellent treatment.

4 Dec 2014 12:27pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A very nice composition, nostalgia and poetry

4 Dec 2014 12:47pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing composition.They look different but you can still see the beauty in them. :-)

4 Dec 2014 12:55pm

jean pierre from paris, France

tres belle composition!! amitiés

4 Dec 2014 2:52pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

They continue to have a beauty in their drying state. I like the shot. Good to save them for a later photo opportunity, Steve.

4 Dec 2014 3:51pm

julie from France

J'adore le côté velours des ces roses en fin de vie... Bien composé Steve, bravo ;)

4 Dec 2014 4:32pm

Kiki from Auvergne, France

I like the poetry of this beautiful composition!

4 Dec 2014 4:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A wonderful image of these faded flowers. Beautiful. :)

4 Dec 2014 5:18pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful image !

4 Dec 2014 6:14pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great background - fits the photo.

4 Dec 2014 6:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the presentation

4 Dec 2014 6:56pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great art!

4 Dec 2014 7:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid composition of these roses with great textures and detail in the petals' veining!!

4 Dec 2014 7:36pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Great work using an old document for presenting the fading roses. Superb mood achieved.

4 Dec 2014 7:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous rich colors transcended from the roses more lively state ... very attractive photo!

4 Dec 2014 8:18pm

francesco from Italy

très belle nature morte...

4 Dec 2014 8:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful processing here Steve! Well done! ;-)

4 Dec 2014 9:22pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, focus, colors, lighting & treatment!
L O V E L Y !

4 Dec 2014 9:29pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Beautiful look

4 Dec 2014 11:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel bouquet quelle tonalité et vue une splendeur superbe.

5 Dec 2014 3:06am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


5 Dec 2014 9:54am