Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Just a Rose

  1. #1
    mammarazzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Usk, Wales
    Posts
    509
    Real Name
    Joanne Van Praag

    Just a Rose

    Just a Rose

  2. #2
    Daisy Mae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
    Posts
    2,576
    Real Name
    Sharon

    Re: Just a Rose

    Of the 50 plus views am I going to be the only one to mention that the pic is missing!

  3. #3
    Goldcoastgolfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Posts
    1,798
    Real Name
    Mal

    Re: Just a Rose

    The pic is missing

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario (mostly)
    Posts
    6,620
    Real Name
    Bobo

    Re: Just a Rose

    We see eye to eye. The pic is missing.

  5. #5
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    19,915
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: Just a Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Of the 50 plus views am I going to be the only one to mention that the pic is missing!
    No diplomatic skills at all!!

    But indeed there are not many other ways to say it. There is indeed a distinct absence of pictorial imagery.

  6. #6
    Daisy Mae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
    Posts
    2,576
    Real Name
    Sharon

    Re: Just a Rose

    It's the elephant in the room Donald!

    I figured that if I replied the poster would get an e-mail and look in whereas if no one replied it could be ages until they noticed.

  7. #7
    mammarazzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Usk, Wales
    Posts
    509
    Real Name
    Joanne Van Praag

    Re: Just a Rose

    Second time lucky it uploaded

    Just a Rose

  8. #8
    Daisy Mae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
    Posts
    2,576
    Real Name
    Sharon

    Re: Just a Rose

    That is beautiful Joanne..... Well worth waiting for!

    Wonderful skin-like texture and exquisite detail.

  9. #9
    FrankMi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    6,294
    Real Name
    Frank Miller

    Re: Just a Rose

    Lovely capture. Great detail!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Québec,Canada
    Posts
    696
    Real Name
    Louise

    Re: Just a Rose

    What a great shot! As a beginner photographer, may I as for some details on the realisation of this picture? I find the texture and tone of the pic most intriguing.

  11. #11
    Daisy Mae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
    Posts
    2,576
    Real Name
    Sharon

    Re: Just a Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by wlou View Post
    What a great shot! As a beginner photographer, may I as for some details on the realisation of this picture? I find the texture and tone of the pic most intriguing.
    I do too..

    and would be banned ( quite rightly!) if I even thought about it anatomically.

  12. #12
    MrB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    1,063
    Real Name
    Philip

    Re: Just a Rose

    Of the 50 plus additional viewers am I going to be the only one who would love to see the image in colour?

    Philip

  13. #13
    kezmal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Posts
    286
    Real Name
    Kerry

    Re: Just a Rose

    I love it, the detail is beautiful. Would also like the colour comparison.
    Daisy Mae, 'Shhhhh' its a rose LOL.

  14. #14
    Goldcoastgolfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Posts
    1,798
    Real Name
    Mal

    Re: Just a Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by kezmal View Post
    I love it, the detail is beautiful. Would also like the colour comparison.
    Daisy Mae, 'Shhhhh' its a rose LOL.
    The penny just dropped...

  15. #15
    MrB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    1,063
    Real Name
    Philip

    Re: Just a Rose

    Just a rose?

    In the natural world this rose, like any other, is a flower, a biological structure, a functional organ of a plant. It has evolved to be full of colour, with the sole purpose of being attractive to hapless animals which it dupes into transporting pollen to or from another colourful rose, in order to perpetuate its species.

    In the human sphere, the rose also has emotional content and meaning. It has probably been selectively bred to enhance the structure, texture and colour of its petals. It is often viewed not only as an object even more beautiful than its wild cousin, but its shade of colour is also highly significant as a symbol of human love, desire and passion.

    To strip this rose of its colour is to remove its raison d'etre, both as a wonder of nature and as a positive emotional signal. It is no longer just a rose, but it is just a non-rose or an anti-rose - a structure without function, or a statement of love lost. This might have been the intention, though this is doubtful.

    As a photographic image, the range of tones (see the histogram) appears a little too truncated at the upper end - raising it does bring out more of the textures. But, as is obvious here, I would prefer to see an image of just a rose in all the colourful tones of its natural splendour.

    Just an opinion.

    Philip

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •