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Linen Rose

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 28 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is the original rose, but with a gentle texture overlay of linen and a slightly different angle. The linen overlay gave the rose a warmer appearance.

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

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a quietly glimmering macro with the linen texture
adding a glow of warmth, yes, and a touch of sophistication !!

28 Jan 2010 6:40am

@Dulcie: Very appreciative, Dulcie. Thank you!

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is beautiful, Barbara. Simply beautiful. It's a pleasure for my eyes. I like the composition in this even more than in the previous photo and those warm delicate tones and colours are really delightful. It's tender, peaceful and it evokes a certain feeling of joy and serenity. I'd like to have a photo such as this one in our kitchen so I could look at it every morning. I'm sure it would boost me with an energy for every single day. When I look at it all problems and sorrows are blown away. Emotionally this is one of your bests to me.

28 Jan 2010 7:13am

@Tomas Turecek: Thank you so much, Tomas. Roses take some time to photograph - deciding what to include and what not to. I'm glad this brings you joy! My work is fulfilled when it impacts viewers!

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Gorgeous structure and composition with a soft and nice tone!

28 Jan 2010 8:16am

@Sussi: Thanks, Sussi!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This works wonderfully! I love the subtle linen with the delicate rose! You are a true artist!

28 Jan 2010 2:28pm

@Tracy: Wonderful compliment - thank you, Tracy!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

So subtle! May be elusive is the proper word.

28 Jan 2010 6:21pm

@António Pires: Perhaps so! Thanks, Antonio.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the softness of silk, fine texture of the picture, Barbara!

28 Jan 2010 9:55pm

@marc battault: Thank you, Marc!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

The linen texture works beautifully here!!!

28 Jan 2010 11:32pm

@Anita: Thank you, Anita - wanted to keep the soft look.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just Beautiful !!!

28 Jan 2010 11:38pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I love the linen. Gorgeous tones.

29 Jan 2010 12:54am

@john4jack: Thanks much, Jack!

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The overlay works pretty well, nicely done.

29 Jan 2010 2:09am

@Mirza Ahmad: Thank you!

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I saw the linen effect before I even read the title.. very nice texture.

29 Jan 2010 4:04am

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks so much!

ben from Germany

thats very cool... i like this warm and lighly feeling...

30 Jan 2010 7:29pm

@ben: Thank you, Ben!

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This light is incredible - it almost looks like a rose in heaven!

31 Jan 2010 6:30am

@Scott F. Schilling: Appreciate it, Scott - thank you!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great processing, I like very much this delicate flower and colors

31 Jan 2010 9:12am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks, Paco!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

So, so delicate and subtle... a touching & lovely close-up.

31 Jan 2010 11:42am

@Evelyne Dubos: Evelyne, thank you.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very nice composition and successful, bravo!

31 Jan 2010 2:01pm

@Theys: Awesome - thanks, Theys.

Karen Messick from United States

Awesome! You are the Flower Queen!

1 Feb 2010 4:26am

@Karen Messick: Thanks for stopping by, Karen!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks to everyone for stopping to smell the roses!

4 Feb 2010 5:14am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

The texture carries the day here. Of course, having a lovely rose subject didn't hurt either. One little nit, personally I kinda wish that top center petal wasn't clipped. It seems to provide a "shield" as it were for the rest of the flower and as such feels like it should be there in its entirely. BUt as you said, it comes down to what you want in and what you fell comfortable cropping out.

4 Feb 2010 11:34am

@Ed Vatza: Well, the idea was to cut it off, not clip - I actually cropped slightly there (and I rarely crop) just so it did not clip the frame. But, yes, many choices...... !!! :-) Thanks for stopping by, Ed. Appreciate the feedback!

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