In Death there is Still Beauty

Daily Image - 21 September 2012 - Fall Rudbeckia

Flowers have always been a symbol of beauty. We grow them in our yards, even in pots in apartments to add beauty to our landscape. We grow them in public spaces to bring joy to the masses. We give them as tokens of esteem and appreciation. But when flowers have past their peak they still have qualities that can lift the spirits. Even in death the structure, texture and colours of a flower can still take your breath away. This common yellow Rudbeckia stands boldly in my wife’s garden, continuing to bring pleasure… and elicit gratitude.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro – ISO 320 – f2.8 – 1/350.

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About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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