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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.
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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
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LadyLemonne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Of course. do you go by RockGem? Or do you want a different name?
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rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i go by rockgem online but my name is Gemma Hart. :P
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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:
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
of course not! thankyou so very much for the feature!! :heart: :glomp: :blowkiss: :heart:
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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
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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:
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REVeronica Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Magnificently! You are best photographer i ever knew!
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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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REVeronica Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
May be...But i saw many works of fashion photographers,
and they are dull a little
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i guess it depneds a lot on what you are taking pictures of :)
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Jazzman1989 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student Writer
so perfect :)
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment and the fave on this one :glomp: :heart:
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Jazzman1989 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Writer
you are always welcome mah gemmys :smooch:
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mfcreative Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Interface Designer
I love this :)
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so mcuh for the compliment and the fave on this one ^^
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mfcreative Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Interface Designer
You're welcome :hug:
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xxMizerable Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing and very, very pretty. Fantastic picture. =]
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment on this piece :aww: it only really came about by accdent because i found the pressed flowers i'm just so glad i did because of how many people find this iamge so nice i'm glad i've given al teh poeple who looked at thsi somethign nice to look at lol :hug:
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xxMizerable Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's simple and beautiful. ^ ^ Thank you for sharing your picture with everyone on dA. I looove it.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you're most welcome again - besides whats the point in creating things like this if you can't share them ?
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MariaFulmer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Lovely, I especially like how you left the stems and their lines lead into and cut through the heart.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for e compliment - i did consider editing them out but it lost alot f the quality and appeal so i left them where they were it gave a lot more of a sense of faded or untidy rather than overly perfect as such
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JrossAAC Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
the coloring effects definitely worked out well :D love this one. I think your photos of flowers are your best, or at least my favorite. Especially Beauty Decayed.:D
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so very much for the compliment and the fave on this one:heart: - and its only a recent thing with me really photographing the flowers as such mainly because i lacked a camera last time they were all in bloom - not to mention i often i find the more interesting effects can be gotten with dried or dead flowers as in the other piece you mentioned :giggle:
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