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March 21, 2009
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The Roses Died... by rockgem The Roses Died... by rockgem
ok this one came about with me tidying out the cupboards and finding a whole bunch of pressed roses in a book - so i had a bright idea to try to make a pretty picture with them
fortunately in my tidying out i found out an old leather covered chair where the leather is all weathered and cracked so i used that for a more interesting background and it fitted perfectly with the withered flowers - decided to make them stand out some to remove all the colour apart from the red highlights on the petals

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I think this is a fantastic idea; the texture and the tone of the photograph is wonderful, and both completely suit the tone of the roses death. The silver stems contrast well with the black background, and again highlight the roses. One idea could be contrasting the dead roses on top of something else that was very much alive, for instance grass, in order to form a sharper feel to it. This could also make the whole concept a lot darker. However, this could perhaps ruin the stark simplicity of the photograph. Either or, a really original idea, and a great photo.
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LadyLemonne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Great concept, love what you did with this. If I credit you as the photographer, can I use this for an assignment? I wouldn't copy the whole thing, just the roses in a heart. I don't get paid, I'm just designing covers for books for free for a school assignment and if anyone came across it and wants, it then it's free publicity for you and me. If not I understand. I won't use your photo until you say yes or no.
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou kindly for the compliment on my work :aww: and by all means you can use it for your assignment as long as you give me credit as the original artist :D
LadyLemonne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Of course. do you go by RockGem? Or do you want a different name?
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i go by rockgem online but my name is Gemma Hart. :P
mfcreative Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Interface Designer
I have featured this beautiful piece in my journal: [link]

Hope you don't mind :heart:
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
of course not! thankyou so very much for the feature!! :heart: :glomp: :blowkiss: :heart:
KuBo88 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Very charming, with a slight antique look. This reminds me something I'd see in a painting store
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou - and yes the background of the chair fabric really helped with teh antique look here - ias so glad ihad that little bit of inspiration - it went so well as a texture with the dried roses :aww: again so glad you like this one and thankyou so much for the compliment on it :heart:
REVeronica Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Magnificently! You are best photographer i ever knew!
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol thankyou for the compliments but i know ther eare porbably hundereds of bwetter photographers out there!
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