Flowers on Ice

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I worked on this photograph for eight days, beginning by scavenging through a dumpster behind a florist for scraps of flowers; arranging them and rearranging them into a pleasing composition where lines and shapes formed a balanced composition; freezing them in water, thawing and freezing again to bring them to the right surface level; experimenting with lighting to balance cool and warm tones; compositing four separate pictures for a total resolution of 10,320 x 8,200; modifying colors and contrast in post-processing; overlaying a few flower pieces from different exposures; cloning out odd pieces of debris; and printing four proofs on two different types of paper before concluding the project. Photography is a lot of work – really!