Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Old Rose Holly
Hope your day is going well.
Today is my sister's birthday. I printed this image the other day and sent it as a birthday card to her. When she gets it, she'll probably complain that the image is blurry. She'll probably lecture me on how expensive my cameras are and how I couldn't shoot a decent picture with them. She's one of those people who doesn't understand my art. I'll tell her that I sent it to her because she might forget her birthday. I'll also tease her that she needs new glasses because she couldn't see the image well. I think I'm one of the few people who make fun of my family publicly. But I love my sister.
This image is a rework of an old one I shot when I started dabbling seriously into photography back in 2008. You may have seen the original though I don't think you would remember. It was one of the photos I posted down stair at the lobby a few years back. This reworked version has more definition in colors and tone. It's still blurry. It was intended that way. I shot it with the Lensbaby, which allowed me to selective focus on the subject. Conventional wisdom would dictate that the focused area should be the rose. But I am non-conventional so I chose the holly instead. If I were to shoot this again I would do the same. Don't know why but it seems to look better that way -- at least to me. I know some people would not like the blurry effect but I like it because it imitates the impressionist style. It also reminds me of how I see things when I get out of bed in the morning, which is basically blurry.
Hope you enjoy. - R