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Rose with raindrops

By webjam
Yes, it is another one of the series of dark, moody flower shots. I like to work in series so that I can judge the impact of the images. It makes it easier to compare and to see what and when something is working, or when it does not work.

I like this photo in colour, but as with the rest of this series, I wanted to take away the colour and apply a moody and dark mono tone to it.
I still wonder whether this will work for you. I tend to use a limited DOF which makes the flower especially here barely recognisable.

Is it a jumble of lines and shapes, or do you still feel that it is a rose?
Do you mind the dark treatment of the rose?

Hope you leave some comments, any feedback is really appreciated!

Tags: Nature Dark Flower Rose Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Mood Tones

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Wibbles 15 1 England
17 Aug 2007 2:37PM
I'm suprised these aren't getting more votes. Your whole 'sepia' series is lovely, very effective.
17 Aug 2007 2:39PM
lovely almost abstract shot.
pmorgan 15 217 13 England
17 Aug 2007 3:14PM
Excellent image!

Marc_Andrews 15 100 Wales
17 Aug 2007 3:47PM
Agree with above these should be getting more votes. To me it's not a rose but then I ain't no gardener, however, it is certainly moody. WIth this type of shot and the way in which you've composed it I don't think it really matters whether it's a rose or a leaf, it looks good and gives off the impression you intended.

My only criticism would be that little white spot to the bottom left of the shot. What is it, dust, dirt, something on the petal?

trissie 16 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2007 5:11PM
A beautiful image, love the water droplets.

MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
17 Aug 2007 5:45PM
Like the texture of this Jacqueline, enhanced by the treatment

webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
19 Aug 2007 1:14PM
Thank you for your comments!
Marc, that white spot is a little drop reflecting the light. I think that it looked OK in the large version, but is disturbing in this scaled version. Think I did not check the smaller version, or I would have darkened that spot a bit. It is too bright at this moment.
Thanks for telling me! Should check better the next time!
JudeC 15 6 3 England
19 Aug 2007 2:04PM
Lovely - works well in mono - JudeC
ian_w 17 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:05AM
Lovely detail and the sepia effect is great!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
23 Aug 2007 9:37PM
This is a lovely series.Well done.
ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 6:44PM
love the tones and the water drops,
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 10:09AM
The reason I like monochrome work is that you can "reduce" images to their form and texture without the "distraction" of colour and this is exactly what you have done here Jacqueline.
It may not be instantly recognizable as a rose but it highlights the beauty and intricacy of a rose that we perhaps miss when viewing in colour (even "in the flesh" so to speak).
These are excellent photograph make no mistake Jacqueline.
turtle1 18 41 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 9:06PM
A superb image - I particularly like the contours and composition on this and works extremely well in monochrome


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