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!
16 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: shadowed”
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!
My pleasure – thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
gorgeous, I can imagine the fragrance!
So lovely to see when it’s frigid and snowy here. 🙂
We’re waiting for snowdrops to open here!
Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing these and also a big thanks for turning me on the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Thanks Karl – the weekly photo challenge is fun and it gives you a reason to post a picture you perhaps wouldn’t have thought of sharing.
Very nice roses, I’m glad I found the blog.
Thank you for inspiring me to look at roses in a new way… You are correct… Roses must be shadowed to celebrate their beauty. This is a lovely post.
My pleasure! Thanks very much.
I saw this photo and wanted to take a sniff. Does it have a perfume? So beautiful.
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.
Simply Wunderful 😎
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