Decay

The thing that stopped me dead in my tracks today, as I was walking, was the sight of decaying apples in the gutter. There is a challenge to do with decay, I thought, and not remembering whether it was macro or etsooi or mundane, I proceeded to try and cover my options with a few shots.

Bending down into the gutter on a busy road, with pedestrians passing by, is not the most inconspicuous activity and self-consciousness led to an unsteady hand.

In the end, with nothing more to chose from, I merged all three shots of the apples in varying stages of decay, to come up with an entry for the etsooi challenge. Some filters applied along the way. The result, I feel, is a bit like the curate's egg.
This is such an interesting image, Helen! Really quite captivating. Well done!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Not appealing to eat but more appealing in colour and design!
posted October 4th, 2017  
I can just imagine the looks you must have been getting, camera in hand, peering into the gutter to photograph rotting apples. Such dedication. The result, though, is outstanding. Well worth it - congratulations.
posted October 4th, 2017  
nice
posted October 5th, 2017  
A very interesting edit that works perfectly for the challenge. Well worth your efforts
posted October 5th, 2017  
Mmmm...I love the soft tones but admit that my first thought was someone "lost" their lunch!
posted October 5th, 2017  
not sure how you processed this but it has a lovely painterly quality and the tones are so varied.
posted October 5th, 2017  
Great abstract image.
posted October 5th, 2017  
Wonderful abstract. I love the colours.
posted October 5th, 2017  
That is a great abstract. I like the way the colors blend so nicely. Well done!
posted October 5th, 2017  
Great abstract image. Fav!! 😀
posted October 5th, 2017  
I had to look three times to understand what it was. Beautiful abstract image.
posted October 5th, 2017  
A very interesting abstract image with beautiful autumn colors! Excellent viewed on black! I had to chuckle after reading Taffy's comment. :-)
posted October 5th, 2017  
@taffy i thank you for your honesty.I felt there was something not quite right about this image, and I think you may have hit on it! I did go back to try again today, but failed to get a decent sharp image that doesn't need a lot of playing with.
@gaylewood @wenser @carolmw @evalieutionspics @kwind @moonmtn @granagringa @granagringa @suzanne234 @pdulis @flowerfairyann @maggiemae @lsquared thank you each for your kind comments upon my experimentation.
posted October 5th, 2017  
Great shot and tones.
posted October 6th, 2017  
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