FEATURED in The X Factor – July 8th, 2011

Created using a HP ScanJet G2410 Flatbed Scanner

I really enjoy working with dying flowers. They bring a wealth of textures, folds and colours which can add a totally new depth to a photograph. I felt that this could also be enhanced with a scanner.

The light from the scanner worked quite well with these roses; highlighting the papery petals like old sheets of parchment.

After trying various different arrangements with these roses I decided I quite like the playful approach. I felt that the taller rose looked like a mother looking down at her child.

103 views to date – September 16th, 2011


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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Very pretty against the black background. The little one looks like a light bulb. A fave.

  • Aw :o) thank you so much! I quite like working with a totally black background. I feel like it adds real depth to an image :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • petejsmith
    petejsmithabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant! You are a genius. And you have given me ideas I would never have thought of. :-)

  • Wow! It’s not everyday that I get called a genius :o) what a huge compliment, thank you!

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 3 years ago

  • Aw fantastic!! Thank you very much Larry :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Lancsphoto
    Lancsphotoabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Larry :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Wonderful!

  • Thank you :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991about 3 years ago

  • Thanks Michaela :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition and working with dying flowers and a scanner I think, is the perfect combination; it’s certainly a different perspective on shooting flowers!

  • You’re right, the scanner light shows up all of the veins and crinkles perfectly. It’s so much fun playing around with this type of thing, I’d highly recommend it! :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    we my dear think alike, I am also doing scan art.. this is beautiful, I love how you place the buds of the flowers. feels like mother and child,, brilliant piece of art.. peace and love linmarie

  • Hehe :o) I think you might be right! Thank you again for your kind comments :o) that’s exactly what I was getting again. It’s lots of fun playing around, it’s amazing how organic forms can often resemble each other.

    – Melanie Simmonds

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