Critique Going on two years old

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I bought these yellow roses 20 months ago. I photographed them four months later and not again until today.

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The tabletop is a drop cloth and the background is black velvet. Two small continuous-light lamps were above the scene on the left and right.

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You live in a small house, have a small studio, but yet you are able to successfully pack away dead flowers for 2 years???

Now, that is dedication, and it pays off in the fabulous image. As Patsy Cline wrote, and so many sang " . . And remember our faded love."
 
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Thank you to Gordon, Klaus, Allan and Nick!

You live in a small house, have a small studio, but yet you are able to successfully pack away dead flowers for 2 years???
An avid tabletop photographer will keep things nobody else would even think of keeping. Last summer I visited friends for dinner that included salmon cooked on the grill on cedar planks. I still have the planks charred black and used them once as the background in a photo of Pinot Noir at https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/torii-mor-pinot-noir.318983/.
 
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I like your subjects and the image very much Mike. Very nice lighting and DOF. IMO you might try some other compositions too. You might even try a B&W image with some sepia toning.
 
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I'm sure she would like FRESH flowers on special occasions, rather than RETREADS.
A guy I used to work with always said that on his wife's birthday, he would go to the nearby cemetery, take flowers from a grave, and give them to his wife. He never did it, of course, but it does make a funny story.
 

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