A Golden Demise

Golden Demise

35 responses

  1. love it

    July 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  2. It really looks like metallic craft.
    Very effective effect ! πŸ™‚

    July 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    • Thank you, Yoshi-sensei. I’m so pleased you like it. The sunlight was hitting this dead flower in just the right way.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:45 am

  3. Oh how gorgeous… a bit of antique jewelry.


    July 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    • Thank you, Pam. I love it when I come across such “jewels” on my walks. The sunlight reflecting off this flower really caught my eye.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:46 am

  4. This really looks like a goldsmith work! How delicate!

    July 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    • Yes, it does look like metal, doesn’t it. The sunlight was highlighting this flower in such a fascinating way.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:48 am

  5. Such a lovely sepia tone you’ve developed here–it looks like burnished bronze.

    July 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    • Thank you, Gary. I figured out a combination of filters in Lightroom that worked just right with the sunlight hitting this flower. I’m glad you like it.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:49 am

  6. Petals into gold….you’re an alchemist I think πŸ™‚

    July 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  7. The center looks like flower leftovers, but the striped petals look man made. And then it all looks golden.

    July 31, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    • Hi, Allen. Shoot, I was hoping you might know what this flower was. It IS a real flower (well, except that it’s dead now.) πŸ™‚

      August 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

  8. It’s made of metallic ribbon. I think. Interesting image. I like.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:31 am

    • I can see why metallic ribbon comes to mind, but it is actually a real dead flower. πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like it.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:42 am

      • Real? Really! I would never have guessed. What an image, Lemony! You get the Granny Pulitzer for this one.

        August 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

        • πŸ˜€ Hooray! Thank you, George. The sunlight was just perfect, and that’s what made the shot (well, and the combination of filters I used in Lightroom.)

          I was hoping that Allen (New Hampshire Gardner) might recognize it, but he, too, thought it was metal.)

          August 1, 2013 at 1:59 am

          • Woops, I meant filters in Lightroom AND Color Efex…

            August 1, 2013 at 2:28 am

  9. Lovely. It’s also looking at me….those eyes πŸ™‚

    August 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    • πŸ™‚ Yes, the eyes are interesting to me, too. Thanks, Sarah.

      August 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  10. Paula Kellinger

    Stunning!!!! I can’t seem to post on the actual pic as apparently I need something called Grava…?

    August 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • Thanks, Peeks. Your comment came through just fine. I’m glad you like this image.

      August 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  11. Beautiful, romantic, nostalgic shot – love the beseeching “eyes”. Sad, yet resigned and full of pomp. If you’re going to go, go gold.

    August 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    • Ha ha–yes, go gold. πŸ™‚ I love your description of this image. Thanks, Richard.

      August 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  12. Gorgeous! Love the sepis tones πŸ™‚

    August 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    • Thank you, Inga. I’m grateful for your feedback.

      August 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      • and of course it should have said sepia tones. But I guess you understood that. πŸ˜‰

        August 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  13. elmediat

    Excellent composition. Congrats on winning the Granny Pulitzer. πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  14. That’s amazing, Melanie! Like a piece of exquisite jewelry.

    August 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  15. Oh, this is lovely. Such wonderful light.

    August 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  16. Very nice, more striking “antiquing” than a simple sepia.

    August 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    • Thank you, Scott. Yes, there is a little bit of “extra” here. πŸ™‚

      August 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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