Friday, June 20, 2008

a rose is a rose is a rose.


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Last week Csilla and I went over to Bendy Linda's house for a playdate with her daughter, N after preschool. Linda and I were enjoying the girls playing nicely together while we both had our cameras out trying to capture the gorgeousenss of Linda's garden. I had a lot of fun playing with a techique used to create heart shaped "bokeh" in photos. I'll post about it this weekend (if I'm not too busy).

In the meantime, I'd like to share three gorgeous roses from Linda's garden. Aren't these just outstanding? The pink one reminds me of something you might see Nicole Kidman wear to the Oscars. I just love it!

Happy Photostory Friday everybody.

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For each of these photos I had on Linda's awesome macro lens. I'm not sure exactly what kind it was and unfortunately it's not showing up in my shooting data, so I can't tell you. But it was great. I so want my own marco lens. Maybe I'll put it on my birthday wish list, but I don't know if I can wait until September!

And to Jan - we really did stop and smell them too! The pink one had an especially amazing fragrance.

27 comments:

Chris Osborne said...

Those are amazing. Nice job!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Beautiful! I love that last one.

Head over to my blog if you'd like to be green with envy. I currently have TWO macro lenses! :)

Jennifer H said...

Spectacular. I felt like if I touched my screen, I would feel rose petals. Amazing.

Jenty said...

Absolutely stunning pics!!
I love the yellow one the best. I'd love to know which macro lens it is, I want to get a proper one - mine's not a true macro lens.
As for your "long" comment, thank you, I actually paid most attention to yours out of the whole lot!! I'll definitely enter the boy and bubble photo next month.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Breathtaking!

Powell River Books said...

Hi Carolyn - Thank you for visiting my Sky Watch Friday post (via South Africa no less). Sounds like were are somewhat near each other in BC. Your rose pictures are so crisp and clear. Whenever I use my macro feature I don't get anything like that! But then my camera is a little automatic one. -- Margy

MamaGeek said...

I could take pictures of Roses everyday. They are so intricate with their layers and vivid with their coloring.

These are STUNNING Carolyn. Beautiful PSF.

Angella said...

Beautiful!

Macros are SO MUCH FUN. Hope you get one soon :)

Jan said...

Pop went the petals.

I love how you are capturing the purity of the pictures your taking. Really good. And I also really love, how you are explaining what you are using to capture it.

It thrills me to see how happy you are through your works. Lovely, lovely.

And tell your friend, that her roses are so beautiful. I hope you stopped and smell a few too.

Cecily R said...

All three are gorgeous, but the top one is STUNNING. Framer for sure!!

Fabulous PSF!!

Corey~living and loving said...

These are truly lovely. I can't wait to hear about the heart shaped bokeh. :)
The last one is my favorite one. :) well done. thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

I am so desperately coveting a macro lens. I caught a few shots of a butterfly on our lilac bush and I wish I could have got a crisper image!

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful work, Carolyn,

As you probably know from my blog, I really enjoy macro photography too.

Have a wonderful weekend .....

hotmamabeads said...

Beautiful! That last one with the heart is amazing!

coastrat said...

Beautiful images, Carolyn! The roses are gorgeous! Good macro work.

Irene said...

Those are gorgeous photos!!! I would also love a macro lens, but I know I would never get anything EVER done in my house!

Tammy said...

Incredible photos!!!!

JC said...

Absolutely wonderful shots!

Robyn said...

Those are gorgeous!!

2lives said...

they're so beautiful, wish I have a micro lens as well

thanks for your visit

-lissa

imbeingheldhostage said...

I can't tell you the last time I did a breath intake while scrolling down through a blog post, but I did it again today. Wow. Stunning!

Jacki said...

Wow....those are amazing shots!

Daryl said...

Ohhhh sooooo goooood ...

:-Daryl

Lehners in France said...

Beautiful photos, I do miss English Roses. Debs x

Hilary said...

Those petals look so lovely and soft. Roses are irresistible with a camera in hand. I posted a photo of one too yesterday.

Here via David's blog.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

My office seemed to be filled with the scent of roses when I opened this post! Wonderful photos of beautiful roses. Well done! I hope you get your macro lens.

Arrived here from David McMahon's Post of the Day. I'll be back!

CrazyCath said...

Those are amazing. The macro setting on my Pentax does that but without the soft focus. That's a nice touch.

Thank you so much for all the visits and comments at my blog. I really do appreciate it. Congrats on POTD too.