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Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 30 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Happy New Year to all my Aminus3 friends! Here's to a great and creative 2010!!

Rose with soft focus overlay.

NIKON D300 5/2 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States


30 Dec 2009 5:02am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Wonderful summer colours and warmth. Many photographic challanges in 2010 ;)

30 Dec 2009 7:32am

Maria i Sennan from Sennan, Sweden

Thank's for giving me so many lovely photos to look at in your photoblog
Happy New Photoyear

30 Dec 2009 10:33am

@Maria i Sennan: And to you too! Many thanks.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the way you have made this glow, as though it sits over a powerful lamp.

30 Dec 2009 11:13am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Barbara, I have always admired your treatment of flowers, it's especially nice to see this time of the year.

30 Dec 2009 1:11pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Simply stunning! Roses are a favorite of mine, and this one is just beautiful!

30 Dec 2009 2:48pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful sweetness !
kiss !

30 Dec 2009 4:42pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Beautiful brillant colors complimented by the softness...wonderful!

30 Dec 2009 4:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture and processing! I love the tight framing you've done here as well.

30 Dec 2009 6:17pm

Eduardo from Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Great macro!! Beautiful tones and textures!!
Have a very nice Happy Year!!

30 Dec 2009 7:27pm

@Eduardo: You too, Eduardo. Thanks!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wow! Glowing indeed!!

30 Dec 2009 10:25pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just magnificent !!! Happy New Year!!

30 Dec 2009 11:09pm

@Susan: You too, Susan! Thank you.

Jen from Bartlett, United States

Simply gorgeous. I like the center of the rose offset. Maybe even a bit more. The negative space in the upper left corner could be eliminated to get the center in the first third of the photo. Just a thought.

31 Dec 2009 2:23am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

My wish for you....hope the New Year will glow as warmly as this golden rose!

31 Dec 2009 8:47am

@Japanalia: And to you, Japanalia. Thank you!

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the detail on the petals and softness. This is just beautiful!!! It is glowing. Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2009 5:50pm

@Dawn: And, to you as well. Thanks!

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States


1 Jan 2010 2:15pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent! The colors and process is so beautiful it looks editable.
Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2010 3:45pm

@Barbara: Thank you - and Happy New Year to you as well!

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

1 Jan 2010 6:40pm

Paul Hartley from Toronto|Bancroft, Canada


1 Jan 2010 7:02pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Beautiful tones and great colors!!! Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2010 8:42pm

@dkc: And to you too! Thanks!

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Juicy colors...love those edges. A wonderful glowing image !!

2 Jan 2010 8:04am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous rose! Happy New Year, Barbara!

2 Jan 2010 8:29am

@Marilla: Thank you - and to you as well!

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

nice colors. It has energy of life.
Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 12:46pm

@Fusao: Have a great 2010! Thanks.

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Happy New Year to you as well, and that is one incredible image. Way to start your year!

3 Jan 2010 12:04am

@Bob Towery: Thanks, Bob!

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Happy New Year to you too!

3 Jan 2010 6:07am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is a very impressive shot. Happy New year to you too.

4 Jan 2010 11:16am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Do you mind telling how did you get those lovely sharp orange edge?

6 Jan 2010 5:23pm

@Anita: Hi, Anita. Catching up after a few days out of town. I went back and looked at the raw image and the edges look just like this. It was a 'point of focus' and I hoped f/22 would get me all I wanted sharp, but it really didn't for the center, so that's why I went with the 'soft focus' look. But, I like that look anyway.... lol. I will sometimes selectively sharpen an edge like this but don't think I did in this case. This was just one awesome rose - I bought it when I saw it!

Bishop from Houston, United States

Lovely sketch like effect... and if the edges were already that way in your original shot, then it was an incredible find, too! :)

6 Jan 2010 6:12pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Thanks for the response. It is an awesome rose, and your presentation of it is awesome also. I admire your work so very much.

7 Jan 2010 1:42am

@Anita: Likewise! And, thank you!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks to everyone for stopping by to 'glow' with me!

11 Jan 2010 1:31am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


16 Jan 2010 2:56am

5/2 seconds
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)