“To only see ‘death’ in death is to somehow assume that death itself is a barrier so abrupt that God Himself is halted by it. To see ‘life’ in death is to understand that death is a sprawling horizon to a new beginning that God created long before death ever thought to show up.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Finale, is the only word that came to mind as I viewed this final image of the garden tulip I have been photographing for the past few days. Every time I think it is done, it hangs on another day, its form altered, yet still beautiful, even in its passing.

For me, this is the final flourish, bright colours and textures intensified through the distortion of the wilting petals. And so, this blossom takes its final bow and I’m reminded of the joy it’s brief beauty brought to our home, now also remembered through a simple image.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
2.0 sec, f/36.0 ISO 100

High Resolution image on 500px

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13 Comments on ““Finale”

  1. Exquisite, Ed. Beautifully shot with great color and clarity. I am rather obsessed with blooms that are past their prime. So graceful and poignant.

  2. Beautiful………………………simply beautiful. I love this. Thanks for sharing. Just went to a funeral of a family member yesterday. This helps. 🙂

      • Sorry for all of your losses……………..I too, have had many……………too many……………..young people. It’s just something you never really get used to, no matter how many times it happens. But, in the midst of sadness, I find when I’m being mindful………….is where I see the beauty in these dying moments.

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