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Rose in the Rain

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 19 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

One could also call this "The Last Rose of Summer."

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER - I just read David Muench's article in "Outdoor Photographer." He is one of the all time great landscape photographers. When he was shooting film, he used a 4x5 view camera. Now he has switched to digital. What does he use, the latest professional Canon or Nikon DSLR? No way. He uses a Lumix point and shoot. If we are not producing superb photographs, it ain't because of the camera.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Well, you just made me feel better about using a Lumix point-and-shoot myself! ... and oh, yeah, that's quite a breathtaking shot you have here!

19 Sep 2010 5:10am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A grand finale...especially the raindrops on the leaves. And the colors are drop-dead gorgeous !

19 Sep 2010 5:34am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente color y el foco en la gota de agua!

19 Sep 2010 5:50am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautifully captured with it's fresh washed look. And so true about camera vs photographer:)

19 Sep 2010 6:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


19 Sep 2010 6:28am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful Jack, you really are outdoing yourself over and over. They just keep getting better!

19 Sep 2010 6:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really vivid green. I like it.

19 Sep 2010 7:03am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

stunning image and the presentation is great...

19 Sep 2010 7:27am

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful, beautiful, great work

19 Sep 2010 8:23am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

oo this is really lush and beautiful!!!!!!:)

19 Sep 2010 8:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Just gorgeous! Colour contrasts, right DoF, the dew/rain drops, the processing all lovely! Good man!

19 Sep 2010 9:22am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Very beautiful the red-orange of the rose and the green of the leaves, Great shot.

19 Sep 2010 9:44am

missparis from PARIS, France

que c'est beau !!!

19 Sep 2010 10:08am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicate and elegant. Fragrant and beautiful rose! I can smell her scent despite the distance, huge ... that separate me from her! The drops of the cooling water to it and also to me! Great work teacher Jack! Un abrazo y muchos besos, tu amiga Adela

19 Sep 2010 10:14am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Tes couleurs en ce moment sont d'un grand optimisme !

19 Sep 2010 11:06am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brillaint work, Jack. A piece of art !

19 Sep 2010 1:23pm

Don from spokane, United States

A brilliant flower shot. The droplets always add so much to a shot. Well done. Very interesting about David Muench's choice of digital equipment. His 4 by 5s were spectacular, but haven't seen any of his latest work.

19 Sep 2010 2:39pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Superb detail !!

19 Sep 2010 2:39pm

Irene from L C, France

Brilliant serie ! Fabulous shot !

19 Sep 2010 3:35pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this "Last Summer Rose"
Love the lighting, colour, details and angle..

19 Sep 2010 4:27pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow..I must say,I have seldom seen such a bright and clear picture of a rose..
perfectly done!!

19 Sep 2010 6:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Good words for sure Jack. Both father and son Meunch have made a name for themselves and deservedly so. I think your work is totally awesome myself ..and I know your output would be the same no matter what was in your hands. Lovely piece here, sir!

19 Sep 2010 7:18pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks. The ones on Sept. 17 and Aug. 1 were with point and shoots.

tataray from france, France

Excellent ... ))

19 Sep 2010 8:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

If this is the last rose, what a way to go. And to you, Jack...way to go! ;-)

19 Sep 2010 9:55pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Absolutely perfect, and the drops of water add a lovely sparkle!

19 Sep 2010 10:25pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


19 Sep 2010 11:55pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sublime colors, textures, the wet on the rose and leaves is exceptional. Great detail, color, fine composition and DOF. Just beautiful. Last rose od summer? First rose of autumn?

20 Sep 2010 12:11am

Becky from los angeles, United States

stunning stunning and more stunning!

20 Sep 2010 12:21am

willow from Chelsea, United States

So much color!!!!! Beautiful.

20 Sep 2010 1:05am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my word!!! I love this! The droplets are so beautiful - so crisp and clear! This is ... wow! I'm speechless!
An A+++ image, Jack!
I also enjoyed your words (as always). It's so true. Doesn't matter what brand, you just have to know your camera. Thanks for the reminder :)

20 Sep 2010 2:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is beautiful intense colour.

20 Sep 2010 2:30am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Amazing shot. I love your vivid colours.

20 Sep 2010 2:58am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A lovely rose capture in the rain..vivid colors...beautiful...

20 Sep 2010 7:15am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great light and killer droplets!

20 Sep 2010 11:24pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

STunning clarity and colour! Very well done

24 Sep 2010 7:27am