Weekly Photo Challenge: shadowed

Queen of Sweden roseI 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. 

Peach rose

You see, I consciously try to capture good shadows in the heart of the bloom, even when the rose is in full sunlight.

Graham Thomas rose

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.

Falstaff rose

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.

Pink rose

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!

16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: shadowed

  1. cotswoldviews says:

    This reminds me of a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show in London last year. The section for David Austin roses could be found by the gorgeous scents alone – it was overwhelmingly wonderful. As are your photos – thanks for sharing!


  2. susurrus says:

    Some are more fragrant than others. To be honest, I don’t know what the second one is as it was mislabelled. The last three have lovely fragrances but the top one, only a little.


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