My Mother's Flowers ~ Wilted
Home from taking care of my mom following her surgery. Her flowers began to wilt, but unlike these flowers my mother continues to embrace her life and lives in defiance of any diagnosis she may receive. She's 90 and amazing.
In working on this image I tried to capture the light and accentuate it and for some reason I wanted the photo dark and moody in the background. I spent a lot of time working on this... sometimes feeling like I was forcing the issue, but I was driven to make something of it.
The photograph was actually taken outside...vase sitting on a slab of granite in my mother's yard...in early morning light.