Sunday, July 03, 2005

Flowers: Frilly Orange

Frilly Orange

I thought given the time of year it was time for me to post some flowers this week.

Wandering around Blenheim Palace today in the rose gardens I saw this rose and thought its form and colour were exceptional.

A little late posting today, I have actually been out taking photos for upload! I will catch up with all your lovely blogs in the next 24 hours.

Sepia Rose

Kams asked for a sepia version of this rose - here it is. What do you think? Which is better? Personally I prefer the colour version because it is so unusual.

23 Comments:

Blogger Ronalyn said...

*gasp* wow I this is just amazing! What detail! Look at all those petals! Another amazing creation! Thank you for sharing.. I love how bright orange it is! And how you captured all those layers! Great shot!

3/7/05 20:31  
Blogger Kim said...

Beautiful texture to this rose, the petals look very soft, almost like they would melt if you touched them. Looking forward to more shots.

3/7/05 22:27  
Blogger Potpourri said...

I am able to feel how soft the petals are.. Great shot.

3/7/05 23:24  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

Ian, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that more pictures from Blenheim Palace are forthcoming. Can you comment on the lighting and any processing you used for this frilly orange rose?

3/7/05 23:54  
Blogger Maran said...

Nice lightning, did you crop the pic?

4/7/05 02:39  
Blogger Joel said...

Wow! I love the black background too...

4/7/05 02:41  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

This rose looks more like a space formation or something then it does a rose. I don't know what it is about it that makes me think of space, but it is really beautiful.

4/7/05 03:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great flower pic! I can almost feel the texture.

4/7/05 06:33  
Blogger ian said...

This picture was tahen with natural diffuse outdoor lighting.

It is not cropped, it is exactly the frame direct from my camera.

The only post processing was to darken down the shadow areas to make them black by tweaking the shadow contrast.

4/7/05 07:08  
Blogger Sathish N said...

I never seens Rose in this color.. b'ful :-)

BTW, How did u get the black background?

4/7/05 08:31  
Blogger Metallyptica said...

The flower is really beautiful!

But the photo is fantastic cause you are such a good photographer...

I'm wondering, like § a t z how you've managed to get a black bkg?

4/7/05 09:26  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Cool shot! One can almost touch the petals.

4/7/05 13:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, deep and rich color.

4/7/05 13:30  
Blogger jane said...

Beautiful red and the softness of the petals is sublime!

4/7/05 13:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stunning texture and color. well shot!

4/7/05 14:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

red is awesome with black background...i like the sharp curve edge of the flower.

4/7/05 18:16  
Blogger .bk said...

I agree, red and a black background make a nifty combination. I like the almost surreal feel of this photograph.

4/7/05 21:03  
Blogger lynne said...

The layers of detail are fantastic! Love the shadows and highlights!

4/7/05 21:59  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

awesome shot ian. do u have the same shot in sepia?? something like wat kaleidoscope tried with her flower pic sometime back...

5/7/05 03:49  
Blogger A Little World of My Own said...

Always beautiful as usual! Perhaps, I could try this one if I could find a nice flower in my hood and most of them are so tropical plants!

5/7/05 12:23  
Blogger Michael Salone said...

Absolutely beautiful The black really offsets the colour and it could be under the ocean if you didn't know it was a flower! Great as usual!

5/7/05 21:54  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you all for your comments

I have posted a Sepia version for kams - what do you think

The black background was made by tweaking the shadow contrast in my RAW converter.

6/7/05 06:26  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

wow thanks ian. no doubt the orange one looks better .. coz its rare. but i like the sepia for its mystic feel.

6/7/05 11:51  

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