I immediately thought of English roses when I saw the subject for the Weekly Photo Challenge was ‘shadowed’, and set off to browse through my photo library to find some I could share.
You see, I consciously try to capture good shadows in the heart of the bloom, even when the rose is in full sunlight.
It’s the shadows – or more accurately, the contrasting effect of light and shade on their many, beautifully furled petals – that give the blooms their depth.
I would go so far as to say it’s the shadows that make English roses so fascinating to me as a subject for photography.
But if you’ve followed my blog for long, you’ll also know I don’t need much of an excuse to share pictures of flowers!