Such a shame when a houseplant snuffs it.

This poor bugger has well and truly shuffled off it’s mortal coil, and there’s absolutely no excuse. It was left forgotten in a room we don’t use in the winter months, and in this case ‘out of sight out of mind’ was tantamount to murder. My head is hung in shame.

What choice did I have but to immortalise it in the only way I can.

Out came the ARAX 60, on went the Carl Zeiss Jena 180 mm with a mid size extension tube, and in went a roll of 100 iso Fuji Reala.

It was shot in natural light through the kitchen window and I’ve turned it up side down so that it doesn’t look quite so sad.

Two very different treatments, would be interesting to know which you prefer.

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All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde

  1. scillagrace

    The first one looks like a formal portrait – very respectable. The second one looks like how you might come upon it on a casual walk – very friendly and sort of romantic. It looks a bit like bay leaves…dare you to throw it in a soup!


  2. Crystal M. Trulove

    You have done the most appropriate thing, in these circumstances. I agree with scilla, that the first one makes me think instantly of a portrait. The second one shows more depth of character. Both are necessary. The first is probably the one that would come up in a column on the right side of your screen if you did a Google search for “houseplant snuffs it.”


  3. nannus

    It was the wrong plant in the wrong place. Indoor rooms are deserts: they are dry, often warm, and it never rains. The only plants normally surving are desert plants.


  4. west517

    “…houseplant snuffs it…” 😀 it’s phrases like this that always are a constant reminder to me why your blog is one of my very favorites. I like the 2nd image– that graininess and billowy light…. yum.


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