Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Many Lives of a Rose

While on vacation I purchased this rose at the St. Petersburg Saturday morning market. The market was full of all different types of venders and it was my first time there. When I saw this rose I thought it was one of the most beautiful salmon colored roses I’ve ever seen. My big surprise was that it also smelled wonderful.

I took it back to the place I was renting and put it in water right away. The next evening I was looking at it and thought I need to get a photo for my scrapbook of the trip. The photos I took that evening were okay, but I’m not a big fan of flash and I only had my point and shoot camera handy for color images.

The next morning I used the beautiful Florida sunshine that was streaming in though the windows to light the rose a few different ways. I took quite a few and decided that I would choose which one to keep when I got home and was able to see a larger version on my computer. I love having large memory cards!!

When I down loaded them and really started looking at the photos, it was hard to believe that it was the same rose. It was as if the rose had many lives. It was also difficult to choose just one. I’ve loaded them on onto Flickr to see which is the most popular.

The darkest one I think is my favorite artistically. It reminds me of a quiet or secret place. My next favorite is the one titled Bloom 05, which I added to my etsy store, because it captures the rose that I remember from the trip.

I’d love to hear what you think.


BClark said...

Ok, lets try this again,lol. I love your rose and I voted for my favorite. Welcome back, hope you enjoyed your r&r. See you in Etsy.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it awesome how light and shadow can change so much about a photo? I think my favorite one is the second rose. I love how the edges seem to be illuminated.

Celeste Jean said...

Your roses are great. I love reading a blog about an artist mom with a 2 yr old like me.

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