Three Bare Roses

Three Bare Roses

This is my final shot of these roses (perhaps). I hope I have encouraged you to look at flowers differently … and not just give up on them when they are “past prime display”.

On a technical note: I struggled with the printing of this image. The background was tinted a light magenta that wasn’t what I wanted at all. The reason was that after a recent operating system update on my Mac, my system preferences for printing had been modified and re-set to “Apple Air Print”. This option works well enough for printing documents, but not for photographic prints where you are concerned with precise replication of colors. The result was that I had to delete the printer and reinstall the Epson driver. I was aware of this issue from past experiences, but it had slipped my mind after this update. If you have a Macintosh and struggle with getting colors, make sure you check to make sure the print driver is the latest from the printer manufacturer and not the generic Apple Air Print default.

Rose Bouquet

Rose Bouquet

I’m continuing to work with these dried roses. I liked the variation in this bouquet. This one really looks better if it’s bigger … you can see a larger image on screen by clicking on the image, but it really looks great printed at 17×22.

Trio of Dried Roses

Trio of Dried Roses

I like the effect the shadow makes in this. I was shooting against a curved backdrop. Below is a close up of the same group, with slightly different color adjustments.

Close up of Trio

A Rose

A Rose

I’m continuing my work on assembling a collection of dried flower photos. I like this one … it is just a single exposure … not a ‘focus stack’ like some of the other ones I’ve posted. (If you are far enough away, you can get good focus by using a small f/stop.) You can see the bouquet this was part of in the image below.

Bunch of Roses

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