Cream Rose

Cream Rose (2183)

Looking back I realize I’ve been generally posting two photos a week for past few months. And I still have lots to share. This is a good thing for me, as it means I have taken more photos than usual this year. However, recently things have slackened a bit. I haven’t been walking much, and most of our recent outings have been more of the meeting-people kind.

Still, last Sunday we managed to get ourselves down to Chartwell in Kent for another visit. We wanted to go somewhere with a nice garden and were looking forward to the rose displays. Our original plan was to head further south-east to Sissinghurst, but between the longer drive and our GPS refusing to work we settled on Chartwell. Not that it’s a second-best or anything! There are many places close by with beautiful gardens and plenty of roses, and choosing between them is always hard.

Anyway, my plan this visit was to focus on flower photos, and it makes sense to share while they’re (hopefully) still in bloom. This particular rose caught our attention as it looked white from a distance, but revealed a deep colour between its folds. Although it was sunny, there were enough clouds in the sky to soften the light, even in the early afternoon.

I took this photo handheld with my 100mm macro lens at its largest aperture. Post processing was minimal, involving only some selective curves layers to adjust contrast and exposure.

Click on the photo for a larger version; comments welcome, and of course feel free to share the link.


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