For the first time this year, I have Roses that are blooming. So of course I just had to take their pictures to show you!
I’ve also become very aware of the bokeh (background) while I am composing the image I am shooting. I’ve come to think of it as completing a painting on a canvas, and I’ve also coined it “geometric bokeh”.
The following photos are of 4 Rose bushes that have not flowered until recently. I will name them as I go along showing you their Glory. One pink Rose I lost the tag so I do not remember Her name. She was my avatar last year, so I will call her Pink Avatar.
And so I present to you, what is NOW in my gardens. Do enjoy, and pay attention to the background as well as the main focus, my Rose that I am presenting to you. I will explain as I go along.
Up first is, Pink Avatar Rose. I have two pictures of Her, one Rose in full bloom and another in a bud. There really is nothing too special about the bokeh in the first photograph except perhaps the soft lighting. The second photograph I love the curve of the leave I caught in the image. She is just so graceful.
The next Rose I have just one photo of. Her name is Walking On Sunshine and She right now is just in bud form. Nothing here (I think) that is too different from what you have been used to seeing from me. I am crossing all fingers and toes She decides to open. I don’t know that at this point in time.
My next Rose I am presenting three photos to you. They have some amazing bokeh and one is very very different from my normal style. I was undecided to show that one or not, and I actually had to ask my husband if he thought it was good. My “eye” is used to seeing a certain style from me, and because I am pushing out of my comfort zone, I honestly wasn’t sure about the AmyRose quality of this photo. I will point that photo out to you when you get there. This Rose’s name is Queen Elizabeth.
This photo was taken late afternoon. I really love the soft bubbles of light all around Her with one big white “cloud”.
This photo was taken a few hours later. This is the photograph I asked my husband if it was any good to post.
And the last photo of Queen Elizabeth is a treasure. I captured the setting sun behind Her. Notice how She has closed up for the coming night. And also notice how the color changed due to the different lighting. I know I set the White Balance manually to shadow, but still, because of the light in the background, the color of the Rose changed. See how sensitive my sensor is?
The last Rose is called Memorial Day. I have two photos of Her, and in both the bokeh is very different from my usual style. Here is the first one.
And last but not least, is Memorial Day taking a bow to all of you! Again, the bokeh is very different from my normal style and it is very plain to see, I have begun to branch out, learning as I go.
I hope you enjoyed my Roses, my Glorious Gems in my gardens right now! Please let me know what YOU think about my new style and the more noticeable bokeh I am using to complete my Creative Canvas. With Love and (((HUGS))) Amy
Photography/ “Glorious Gems and Geometric Bokeh” 2014©AmyRose