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Ellie's Yellow Rose

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

You have to capture the roses fast. In less than a day, you can easily lose a good shot.

VISION - Dave DuChemin, as the result of his superb book, "Within the Frame," is getting a lot of appropriate air time within the photographic community. The one thing that he hammers away at is "vision." Vision is at the heart of the creative process. Furthermore, vision is very personal. A problem that I constantly face as the result of all of the comments and responses that I have received on Am3 is remaining faithful to my own vision and not trying to live out someone else's vision. Both the criticism and the "praise" that we receive may or may not be supportive in our living our vision (sometimes the criticism may do more to enable our deepest vision than does the praise). The whole creating of one's vision and living of one's vision is not something that can be delegated.

"The progress of a photographer can often be marked by the accumulated number of mistakes they made along the way." Catherine Jo Morgan

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

k@ from Paris, France

What a wondrous duet : the bright yellow and the wonderful green DOF, works wonderfully and poetically as well. You have a nice w-e, Jack*

20 Jun 2009 6:43am

@k@: Thanks, Karine.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant image, Jack. The yellow and green work magic.

20 Jun 2009 7:18am

@Steve Rice: My eldest son would say, U of O.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Merci Jack, les jaunes sont mes préférées !

20 Jun 2009 8:17am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

This photo is superb ! I like the composition 2 flowers and a bottom, droplets on yellow and this beautiful background !

20 Jun 2009 9:23am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thanks, Marie.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

A great burst of colour,nice shot !!

20 Jun 2009 11:01am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

But then you get another one, each stage is so beautiful and this colour is splendid, I love the bloom and the slowy opening flowers, stunning all around :)

20 Jun 2009 11:09am

@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I love the fact that you have three roses in the shot, and such a gorgeous color.
It's always a decision whether to leave them in the garden or cut them and bring them indoors. ♥

20 Jun 2009 12:39pm

@Judy: I'm basically a garden guy as it Ellie. However, we have such an abundance right now that nothing would be missed.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful roses! The green background was a great choice for this.

20 Jun 2009 1:32pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you, Ana.

Don from spokane, United States

The triad of roses makes a strong composition. Lovely color and detail. Your comment is very appropriate. I think it's critical that someone is looking at our work, but I agree it is very important to aim at developing a unique and personal style - which is very hard to do.

20 Jun 2009 1:34pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. I'm not so concerned about being unique, but I do want to do work that reflects my inner vision.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Beautiful yellow roses. They almost seem to glow.

20 Jun 2009 3:25pm

@khadi: Thank you.

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Really nice shot...beautiful colours!

20 Jun 2009 3:56pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

You commentary on vision is spot on and I agree completely. Thank you for putting it into words. Your roses are beautiful, yellow one are my favorite.

20 Jun 2009 4:18pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Reminds me of an old song - "The Yellow Rose of Texas". Love the yellow/green combo. Beautiful shot.

20 Jun 2009 6:14pm

@B. Thomas: Whenever I see yellow roses, I think of that song.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I could have those spread on a muffin. best...jerry

20 Jun 2009 6:18pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

This Green and this Yellow colors are simply STUNNERS in the beautifully composed flower shot !!! Very, very striking !

20 Jun 2009 6:19pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much, Mariana.

Michael from Spokane, United States

i love the rich green tones!

20 Jun 2009 6:38pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente colores!

20 Jun 2009 7:01pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

Rose nearly transparent and sumptuous colors, a beautiful and great photo!
5 stars, jack!

20 Jun 2009 7:39pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nicely composed shot, i like the result you got.....wonderful use of dof !!!

20 Jun 2009 8:53pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

They are wonderfull, thanks a lot....

20 Jun 2009 9:13pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you, Evelyne.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful yellow roses with some water droplets. The green background is intense.

20 Jun 2009 11:54pm

@akarui: Thank you; the green was simply leaves.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I know what you mean. However, up here our rose plants do not even have buds on them yet this year. I hope I get to see some blooms of my own. Great capture.

21 Jun 2009 3:42am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely yellow roses... Beautiful trio.

21 Jun 2009 6:02pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Love the texture of the petals Jack...they are so beautiful!

21 Jun 2009 6:03pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love the yellow roses.

21 Jun 2009 7:48pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I have David's book sitting on my desk at my left, waiting for the opportunity to spend more than just a few minutes reading it. I follow his blog on a daily basis. If I miss other blogs, I make sure I don't miss his. I know the book is going to be wonderful once I finally have the time to devote to it.

21 Jun 2009 10:36pm

@Toni: You will love it.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

splendid and lovely!! brilliant color!!

21 Jun 2009 11:28pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

wow what a beautiful rose. Hope I didn't offend you by saying that I prefer my flowers in colour. I didn't mean to I just love to see all the beautiful colours out there

22 Jun 2009 6:49am

@jamesy: You absolutely did not offend me. The truth of the matter is that there are others who prefer everything in B&W. The point of my response was that I need to look inside of myself and ask what I prefer for a given image. Sometimes I post something in both color and B&W simply to see what others think and feel. What I know is that for myself, my emotional response to color is different than it is to B&W. For my better flower images, I generally want both color "and" B&W.

Tammy-Cricket from United States

So true...a rose today is not the same tomorrow. This is great in a cluster!

22 Jun 2009 1:53pm

Ajay from Pune, India

They are so fragile indeed. But I think that is the problem with beauty.

22 Jun 2009 4:50pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

My favorite color of yellow surrounded by lush deep green, something we are missing here from our drought.
A very pleasing image. I like the tiny buds too.
Your commentary on "Vision" I can relate to well. As I have recognized how easily it is to fall into a mould that is sometimes created by others comments.
While I accept constructive criticism and always interested in picking up a skill or technique, I do want to stay focused on my creativity and how I see things through the lens, or any other medium.
Hopefully without being swayed but someone not really understanding how I feel creatively.

22 Jun 2009 11:55pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love the rich colours!

9 Jul 2009 5:55am