Beautiful Manners

Beautiful Manners - Richard Smith - RSMITHINGS.com

Every year for the past several in a row, I do a composition involving roses. They happen to be pervasive around Valentine’s Day, and I love the shapes of the petals in dramatic black and white lighting. I also enjoy the emotional metaphor associated with a beautiful natural object. With this one, I’m especially pleased with the solarization-like effect that comes from blending multiple layers. See the source components here.