This is the rose that sat atop the thorny stem in the previous post. I took several views I liked, but the vision I had when I began photographing was a gentle 'white on white.' Only a very gentle vignette blur was applied. I converted in Nik SilverEfex Pro.
We have so many options for processing today to create different looks; I may post some variations on this lovely rose in the days to come. As artists and photographers, one of the 'rules of the road' is to work the subject!
Thanks to those who provided wonderful examples of contrasts in nature. It's amazing that this soft rose grew on the same stem as a thorn! Nature is full of paradoxes.
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