|Canon EOS Rebel XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II lens, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/125 second|
This month we will be married 17 years and this is the first rose bush that I can remember her having. Don't know why. It just is. Maybe she just doesn't like how a rose bush takes over and spreads all over. This particular bush has grown quite a bit since she planted it last spring.
One thing I noticed when I looked at this bush this morning was that the first flower of the year was blooming on it. Beings that it was a miniature, this flower looked so cute because it was so small compared to the rest of the bush. I had to take a picture of it. The shade from the garage created a perfect even light to catch the contrast of the dark green leaves against the bright beautiful rose.
After general processing in Photoshop Elements, I imported into OnOne Software's Perfect Effects 3 Free and applied the Brownie effect and neat border. It is the first time I have used this software and I think it really helped make it pop.
That's a real beauty, Jerry. Your shallow DOF is perfect. The composition is just right for drawing attention to the single rose. And, I like how you included the bug eaten leaves. They add a truly natural touch. :)ReplyDelete
Love the colors and details here in this one Jerry, GREAT shot my friend!ReplyDelete
Mark and Toad thank you for such kind comments. Always appreciate the feedbackReplyDelete