Marja-Leena Rathje
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last tulips


While deadheading the last of the tulips in the garden today, the dry crinkly petals and the still rich colour of these inspired some play with the scanner.

Marja-Leena | 18/05/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks


Finally figured out how to sign in. I like it that you are looking back at your earlier work while expanding new techniques. Such a variety!
The tulip petal colors are so deep and rich.

How could it be that they've faded already? Didn't spring start just last week?

They are pretty right up to the last.

Tulips die most elegantly of all flowers. These look as though they are caught suspended in the air.

Your beautiful flower scan is so rich. Going through earlier scans myself, I'm was reminded that Xerox scans made at a copy shop in the 1980s (before we had our own personal equipment) seem to have held up quite well. Often appear to have more character than what I dish up on my own device.