Wednesday, June 17, 2009
TO HELP EASE THE PAIN
When my father died at the age of 93, I decided to photograph some of the plants that were given in honor of him and use them as "thank you" cards.
You don't need to tell me that that type of thing sounds like a terrible thing to do. Yet, it really did help me in my grief by making something pretty out of the plants and it also occupied my time.
The above image was sent by a few of my dear co-workers.
I photographed the plant with some red books. (I thought the red in the flower would look prettier if the books were of the same color.)
The background was a very light colored blank wall. The wood behind the plant was an open door.
I placed one of my created backgrounds as a layer over the photograph and then I erased everything on the layer except I did allow the background to replace the blank wall.
The final image result looks like the plant is in front of a view of the sky.
And this is an image in memory of my father and the kindness of my friend's in my sorrow.
Challenge for today:
Remember that Father's Day is coming up. Photograph something that has happy memories that belongs in his past.