I'm going to have a few pieces in a gallery booth at the local Gardenscapes show later this month, so I decided it was time to work on an idea I've had for a while. I have a lot of nice flower and garden shots, but I'm never happy just leaving images as shot. Seems kind of boring. So I've been trolling the public domain sites for photos of Victorian and Edwardian women to merge with my garden shots. I've got about a half dozen done now, and as usual, for every one I complete ideas for a dozen more come to me. It's pretty much an endless regression.
This shot features Laura Jean Libby and a nice vine-covered wall I shot last fall. It feels almost Steampunk to me--another direction I need to explore.