Faded Rose – Jenny Reeve

 Posted by on August 25, 2012  Add comments
Aug 252012
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Delicate and fragile, spent now, life seems over for the rose, but within its fading glory lies future promise, of fragrance and beauty. The circle will complete itself.

The rose seems to me to be a metaphor for Christchurch, fallen, sad and unlovely, but within there is much future promise too.

I feel optimistic. Is it that there is now a city plan after so many months of waiting, or is it simply that life does go on?  

Maybe it is nothing more than the lingering beauty of the last bloom, before a day of pruning. But this last rose of the season gives me cause to be optimistic. And that’s a good feeling.

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  6 Responses to “Faded Rose – Jenny Reeve”

  1. Highly symbolic as you say. An image does not have to be beautiful or dramatic to tell a story as you prove here.

  2. Welcome Jenny great to see your stuff 🙂

  3. Jenny I just love the subtle colour.

    That subtlety speaks to me of a confidence about an inner beauty and potential that does not need to be shouted about..

  4. Welcome to aGathering Jenny, your shot illustrates for me the extension that digital photography has over classic film and the techniques associated with it. I love the movement away from the detailed capture of colour and light that you can get with film and the shift to an art form incorporating the sense of etching, sketching, water colour and line drawing effects. I’d like to see more of your work so how about a link to some of your work.

  5. Beauty in death… You have captured this beautifully…

  6. Thank you for your kind comments, they are much appreciated. I enjoy your site very much. Pauline, your request for a link might be the push I needed, thank you.

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