How do you like your rose?

A friend gave me some flowers the other day, and there was one rather lovely rose…. and before I allow it to decay, I took some images of a healthy flower!!

The sun tried to come out intermittently (very intermittently), so I had a go at a few images using the available light.

I could have processed better using the Mac, but feeling lazy, so these were done on the iPad. Since Photogene no longer is, I’m having to use Snapseed, which has nothing like the capability …life, eh?

Backlit against a white blind ( on the Mac I could have got rid of the grey shadows of the blind):


High key when the sun really did come out for a few minutes:



and my favourite, side lit against a black background:

So…which one do you prefer? Do tell….




  1. I actually like the first one with the gray shadows of the blind – the vertical bit of color allowed my eye to go up and down and then over to the levels of each leaf. and the far left stripe of light gray seemed to make the leaf details stand out more.
    and the leaf on the right reminds me of a platform.
    very fun series of a single rose images.

  2. I like them all, but the high key shone for me, almost like an old botanical drawing.
    Nice work, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Got to be the black background for me, but I do like the ethereal beauty of the high key versions,

  4. Lovely photos. Both ways are beautiful. I prefer the faded look which to me, highlights the delicate features of the rose.

  5. I love “allowed to decay”!

  6. PS Against the dark background which shows off the flower-crinkles.

  7. Well they’re all gorgeous, but I rather like the high key one.

  8. Not an easy choice… but I’ll choose the third one. I have a feeling some lovely decay photos will follow… 🙂

  9. I like the black background gives it drama

  10. On white because it looks softer.

  11. A really lovely rose, Sue. Your favourite is my favourite. 😍

  12. Difficult to tell with such lovely shots – but dark background…and high key!

  13. All are lovely. The black background is always more dramatic, but it’s also very commonly used. My favorite is the second. Perfection. 😉

  14. I like the High Key version – the rose stands out beautifully.

  15. The high key shot is perfection!

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