Saturday, July 09, 2005

Flower Pr0n, All Wet

I've been struggling to photograph these roses for a long time. They look pretty in reality, but pictures of them rarely look as good. I wonder if the people who photograph regular pr0n (as opposed to flower pr0n) have this problem. I wonder if they have to say, "Sorry, you look incredibly hot in real life, but it just doesn't come across well in pictures."

It rained last night, and some rain water was still trapped in the roses. I thought that might make the rose more photogenic than usual. Then I got to thinking about how much I've liked some of Peter's tall, narrow photos, and I decided to try a similar aspect ratio.

I used GIMP to play with the color curves and make the background darker. It's still far from perfect, but finally, I think I have a picture of this rose that is OK. I'm not sure why it's so hard to get a good one, though. Maybe my digital camera has some weakness with this particular shade of red.

Oh, and one final question: is flower pr0n considered even more hard-core if it has bees in it?
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Michelle K said...

I think you've managed to get some absolutely luscious flower pr0n here!

The water adds to the element of making me feel like I shoudn't be looking at this in public.

punkindunkin said...

I think flowers are so much prettier when photographed wet...and I'm not trying to sound disgusting either.

good job!

Peter said...

The wetness, the insects -- I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees some sexual drama with these flowers.

Both shots here are stunning. I also liked the climbing rose among the flowers you linked to -- also wet. Beautiful and different shade of coral? peach? pink?