Category: <span>rose</span>

Ana Bella in the park

In the park, shooting for a portraiture project I will talk more at a later date, we had the time for some general shoots too, in the very summer style: roses, vaporous dresses, green:

ana bella

ana bella

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Last rose? Yes.

It was an incredibly warm November so far (it won’t last, according with he forecast) so I had a last opportunity for a sunny morning with a lone rose in my garden.

last rose

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Rain break

My main lens is till broken at the repair shop (for over a month already) but this evening when I returned home and the daily rain stopped. I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of those roses in my garden with what I had available (I think the roses looks amazing after a rain), so they are imperfect (not the macros I love to do)… but I also wanted them as a thank you/barter for someone who showed me today a much awaited set of photos.

rose

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I miss my lens

Yesterday I arrived home near the midnight, I was tired, with some beers in my system and not very optimistic, it was too much for a pretentious shoot: night, flashes, rain, water drops, improper lens so I postponed it until the morning.

The morning was not much better: it was still raining so the light was bad, the flowers in my garden still faded after a couple of torrid weeks, and most important, my preferred (zoom/macro) lens still missing – the lens is broken and I sent it to the repair shop, will miss it probably for a couple of weeks.

The first scenario I tried was the (prime) 50mm lens with a macro extension ring, the smallest ring in my set – I had to go a little closer than wanted:

rose

The second scenario was the wide lens, 19-35, at the maximum zoom and widest aperture and then a crop around the subject – the DOF was too large, the flower not separated enough from its leaves.
rose

As a conclusion, I was not happy with either, still selected the macro. I miss my lens!

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Adina from Heaven

People are probably used with my bombastic titles, but this time there is a truth into it: Adina sings in a band called Heaven and she is also the manager, so she must also have some brains too.
The photo is made at her birthday, so try to count the roses if you want to learn her age (or not, since is not polite to reveal a lady’s age)

heaven

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Rose garden, my garden

Lately I posted a lot of rose photos (and will continue to do so). Why? because my garden (backyard and not only) is full of those flowers, see below:

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Eating: roses, strawberries…

A memory of my childhood: jam made of roses. Actually this is "dulceață" in Romanian, which is not the same as "gem"(jam), is something sweeter. You use the petals, boil them with lemon, sugar and some water and the result is a delicious sweet fruit preserve.

jam roses

Speaking about food produced by my garden, I had the first harvest of strawberries this year, they were a few and the photos are quite bad, but they are real strawberries, no chemicals, no nothing:

garden strawberry

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Roses

I think those roses are pretty cool, I like them.

Rose close-up Rose close-up Rose close-up

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Wake up and smell the roses

The benefits of a sunny morning after heavy rain are not only about taking close-up of snails but also the great opportunity to catch some beautiful rain drops on the petals of the roses in your garden.

Rose after the Rain

Rose after the Rain Rose after the Rain

Rose after the Rain

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Roses season starting in 3, 2, 1…

The flower is not that great and the photo is not either, but it is the first rose blossoming this year in my garden, it is a mark of the roses season start (a season which will probably last until the late autumn).

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Roses and chrysanthemums from my garden

A cloudy day is perfect for nature photographing, you can shoot the flowers without the undesired shadows and strong solar light

Rose in Autumn

Autumn flowers: Chrysanthemums

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A rose in my garden

One of the nicest things in the summer is the occasional beautiful rose.

Red rosebud

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