This week, Ailsa has chosen Romance as her travel theme. I thought of many places I have been to which would fit this theme in a number of different ways, but I was given some beautiful apricot-peach coloured roses over a week ago (nothing to do with Feb 14th), and they are still gamely, beautifully providing colour to my room. The Travel aspect to this is that I have no idea how far they travelled to get to me!! Possibly a local hop, possibly not….
So, I have taken an image of one, (just starting to show signs of it’s age!) and am posting it here in homage to the rose as symbol of romance….
Taken with 18-200 VR, handheld at 1000ASA, 1/60th, f5 in order to utilise natural light. There is some noise, as one would expect at 1000ASA, but not dreadful. I recently had this nearly 7 year old lens serviced along with the camera and am pleased with the result.