Roses In Decline

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Madame’s very lovely Mothers’ Day bouquet, two weeks on.

(An experiment with the HDR function of my new phone camera app).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rusty or decayed

Pink Enough?

Cee’s theme for her CMMC challenge this week is ‘pink’. Will this do?

CMMC 14 January 2021

Red, Red Rose

This dark red rose also has a wonderful scent.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Reds

Eglantine

I believe that this variety of rose is known as Eglantine and it’s a very old one. It’s also pink, with a yellow heart, so suitable for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink & Yellow

Heady

Who can resist the heady scent of roses?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of smell

Raindrops on roses

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘opposing colours’ here’s a classic subject with a classic colour contrast:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Opposing colours

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose

Frank’s chosen the topic of ‘Rose’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. I have no shortage of images of roses in my library, so the only problem was selecting one previously unposted. I think this fits the bill. It’s a French rose called ‘Pierre de Ronsard’ and I saw it last year at the annual festival of roses at Doué-La-Fontaine

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rose

Pink Rose

The plant kingdom is an obvious source of colourful monotones for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, as demonstrated by this vibrant pink rose.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful monotone

A bed of roses?

Back in July I visited the village of Doue La Fontaine during its annual rose festival. As well as displaying a huge number of different varieties of rose, there was also an exhibition of sculptures made up of roses, such as this deckchair:

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Grow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This slightly blown rose was standing all alone in the nearby village of Lesterps and for some reason which I cannot now remember I was unable to get very close to it for a conventional sharp flower image.

However, by cropping as I have and retaining some of the blurred, out-of-focus background (reinforced by a little vignetting and dehazing in Lightroom) I think it stands out at least as well as it would have done if it filled the whole frame.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus