WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOOT BUT THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANYTHING TO SHOOT THAT YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SHOT BEFORE??
FIRST LESSON IN BLOGGING: Keep Your Title Short and to the Point!!
Oops! I’m testing your endurance!
Well you know me, I head to my local nursery. “I’m Back!” Actually, that’s the expression on my face when I exit the car and notice the worker’s curious looks of wonder. “I’m Back!”
Don’t you have those moments when you just have to get out there and shoot something?? I do!! But, what if you’ve shot everything there is to shoot and you don’t have the time to travel to a new, exotic place? You see, whenever I don’t have a chance to plan a lengthy photo shoot, I always find myself drawn to my neighborhood nursery to photograph their beautiful flowers!
This happens to be a beautiful rose that needed a little attention. So, I added a series of artistic layers and tweaked the saturation and hue a bit to come up with “The Rose.” The post processing along with the shadowing have provided the ingredients to bring out the interest in this amazing blossom!
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed
It’s the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love, in the spring
Becomes the rose
Music and Lyrics – Amanda McBroom