roses and then some

March 29, 2021  •  6 Comments

Once again this week, wonderful gifted roses provided the material for today's blog.  Over three days, I let my eyes, the changing light, and assorted surfaces lead the way in finding different backdrops and possibilities.  


In my mind, there is nothing like the complicated subtleness of a single rose, using mid-morning natural west and muted southern light.



Inspiration frequently comes in unexpected ways.  Shower tile under muted southern light provided quite a tactile backdrop. 


Another shot using the same backdrop and light with selective filtering


The stained glass window is emphasized in this shot, rendering soft focus on the roses.


The two photographs below are an homage to Scottish architect, designer, and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  These were shot using natural light as well as fill light courtesy of a Flashpoint bicolor LED portable light. 



It was a real gift to have so many comments on last week's blog, including those from Geula, Char, Ingrid, Dianne F., Victoria, Mary G., Sue, M. Fred, TTT, Paule, Wayne, Jean and Sam, Steve, Bill and Sue, Dave, Lisa S., Barbara F. R., and Pauli.

The Photo-Eye blog site linked below offers the beautiful and gentle black and white florals of photographer James Pitts.

until next Monday,


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Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan(non-registered)
All absolutely gorgeous shots. And I love Fred's early foray into textile art. Makes me want to try to remember what I was creating at that age, if anything, to see if vestiges remain.
Love that single rose on the chair. Superb.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Love the bunches, both color and grey scale.
Terry Thompson(non-registered)
The color shots win it for me, all very lovely and well designed as usual Daryl. You have a great eye for composition which is essential in our business. Well done.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
You have quite an array here, Daryl. The rose on the chair is a casual take and you've used a shallow depth of field to make the flower the center of interest. Very effective as usual. The images of the rose on the shower tile are both lovely but the subtle colors win the day for me. The three roses against the slats are more abstract, almost a Craftsman approach to the subject. Very designed.
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