gift of roses

August 31, 2020  •  8 Comments

For this photographer, gifts are wonderful for two different reasons.  The first is the experience of pleasure, beauty, and sometimes fun, funk, and smiles they provide.  The second is the package of photographic and written possibilities accompanying them.

I truly cannot remember seeing roses as gorgeous as the ones we were given last week, in all their stages of bloom.  Here are a few of the results from nearly two hundred shots I took, in different light, and with a variety of backgrounds.  I am still shooting after almost a week, all the while discovering things I should have known about our new surroundings.  And the learning process with the new computer and programs is ongoing, sometimes a sheer delight, while other times, the expletives bounce off the office walls!


Below are two shots of the entire bouquet and different backdrops.

back to a single rose detail


Huge virtual "thanks" go out this week to Suz, Connie, Susie, Wayne, Barbara, Jean and Sam, Debra, Steve, Claudia, Dianne, Pauli, and Ingrid and Robert.  

until next Monday,


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Love the photos. The roses almost look like fine porcelain
Catherine Sobredo(non-registered)
Sorry for a somewhat belated comment Daryl! These are exquisite images! The softness of the colors captured with such clarity accentuates their sensuality! Love them!
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Ah yes. us photographers can never tire of taking flower pics.
They are so pretty and patient.
They just let you do anything you want.

And you have captured some very pic poses from them.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
These are some of your best florals yet, Daryl. The blooms are so full bodied. They remind me of the heritage roses in our patios. You've mastered the lighting of flowers and the soft and subtle colors of these roses are a marvel. I love the contrast of the soft pink and the lavender ones.
Excellent photography!
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