March 19, 2012

dark lady

Apart from the occasional smear of lipstick, I’m not really one for the colour red.  Not bright brash red anyway; there is a definite allure to the darker velvet tones sometimes found in old roses.  How surprised I was to stumble across this darker tone in a dahlia the other day.  Mysteriously vamp and sinister, with small yellow fangs in the centre. I can’t imagine her shrinking into a bouquet so I photographed her standing alone, draped in shadow.

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