This is a digital image of a decaying Rose. A series of finely detailed texture layers have been added to the image. Final editing consists of tonal and colour adjustments. The texture layers are personal photographs taken with a 105mm Macro lens.
Memento mori (Latin: "remember (that you have) to die" is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character, by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife
Canon EOS 5D2
Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro Lens
Post processing: Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
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