Light on the Subject

March 2, 2002

This morning I was reading along in various journals and was stricken with a creative urge after reading a rather compelling journal entry.

The thing is, I'm not a fast writer, and as I have said before, I am also a burst writer. I get an inspiration, and work away in a burst of activity, and poof, out comes something.

I thought to myself, I know something I can do quickly so I jumped up, grabbed my tripod and camera, fired off a few shots, worked in photoshop for a while, and presto bingo, it's almost 2 hours later.

I guess the word quickly is relative.

The kitchen bay window lets in lots of natural light, and the blue towel is used to create a uniform background that I can replace it with relative ease. I have a blue background cloth, but of course it was not to be found.

Hollywood uses blue backgrounds, so I figure I can too.

I shot 5 different roses.

Question was, which one is "the rose."

I picked, now it's my computer background.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked
And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often times filled with your tears.

Kahlil Gibran, "On Joy and Sorrow," The Prophet (1923)

If you want to see it on an all black background, click here