Here is the first attempt in the fifty roses project. As you may recall, I foolishly decided to attempt fifty roses photos that are different from any done before. Good luck.
The first was supposed to be simple. I figured my best hope was to portray absolutely simple images.
It started simple, but then a tin cake plate got into it for dull spectral highlights; then a nice white plate, which just screamed for Death, who wormed his way in with the white plate as a halo. The dead petals were added with the plate, randomly dumped. I needed some balance, hence the dried white roses. My grandfather's chipped straight razor was added to echo the shape of the coffee pot and direct the eye up (and maybe just a smidgen of memento mori).......
And before you know it........anyway.