the end of the ranunculus

April 5, 2013
This time last week I couldn't even pronounce ranunculus. I still might not be saying it right. That's not the point.

I wanted to take a picture of these beauties but they were in a vase that didn't match, in a spot with poor lighting, and in an overall inconvenient spot to take photos. So I borrowed a new vase, found a spot by a window, and as I began transferring them over they began to fall apart.

You can see where the petals are starting to wilt, that they're taking their final breath, and one poor bulb just started shedding petals no matter how I held it. The point I'm trying to make but haven't really reached is that these pictures were work. Not a lot, but they certainly weren't effortless. Almost nothing is (nothing that matters, anyway).

I thought about it and tried to make it work but the final product didn't match what I'd imagined. The funny thing is, I think I like them better this way.

at the end behind the scenes


  1. The lighting, color (or lack of)give a nice soft effect.... I am use to the bold bright colors- love the ones u have here, even tho they are on their way out... Good capture!. lol love your boots 2!.

  2. love the colors. too bad that that they're no longer with you

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  4. Beautiful! If you hadn't told this story I would have thought that the "destruction" was on purpose.