I love the term "Wabi-Sabi" - perfect imperfection. According to Wikepedia, "The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect. impermanent and incomplete". Life is so
wabi-sabi, so it makes sense that we would see the beauty of imperfection.
In week 4 of Be Still, Kim edited a photo similar to this one, and I have followed her lead as far as the edit..a bit different but with a similar effect. I started in Lightroom with some adjustments to clarity, contrast, saturation. I tried many presets but in the end I did not use one. I shifted over to Photoshop and added three layers of Kim's "Dusty Rose" on soft light blend at 72% brushing it off the cut glass vase and a bit off the rose. I think it would be fun to do a whole series of wabi-sabi flower photos.
For the image below I did edit in Lightroom as well and used a preset "Touchof Drama". I took it into Photoshop and added a layer of Kim's "Daisy" from the Downton collection and one layer of "Sweettart". I added a slight faded vignette.
~ A beautiful thing is never perfect ~
A proverb quote