I received a small bouquet of flowers from a friend during the Ginza exhibition. Now, two weeks later, the flowers have wilted quite a bit. I was ready to toss them in the trash this morning when I couldn't help but notice their stark beauty against my window light.
So, I set up a quick "studio" and spent an hour or so trying to capture its weathered, fragile beauty. Hope you like the results. I've included a shot of my "studio" just to give you an idea of how these images were made.
I couldn't give you the scientific explanation for why or how it happens, but yesterday was just another one of those days, where the sky took on a beautiful, soft deep blue as the Sun set. It's a little different than the bold, crisp blue that I photographed in Paris several months back, and it would be difficult to say which one I prefer more.
By the way, in the last image you can see Jupiter and Mars in the Western sky. And the post title is a subtle reference to one of my favorite Kenny Burrell albums.