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I visited historic Bembridge House (Long Beach, California) on a whim, hoping to capture some of the roses in its garden. Since the gates were locked, I relied on a long lens to get me inside the fence for this capture of a bouquet still on the bush. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm [600mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, handheld, afternoon sun)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...11 months ago

    I visited historic Bembridge House (Long Beach, California, USA) on a whim, hoping to capture some of the roses in its garden. Since the gates were locked, I relied on a long lens to get me inside the fence for this capture of a bouquet still on the bush.

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine11 months ago

    Lovely shot in difficult lighting!

  • Thank you for recognizing the challenges I faced with this one, Bette. :) Strong sun or not, the arrangement was too lovely to pass up.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...11 months ago

  • Thank you very much, Valerie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Johanna26
    Johanna2611 months ago

    Gorgeous roses and a beautiful capture Celeste………….

  • Many thanks, Johanna. This lovely old house has some beautiful flowers in its garden.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon11 months ago

    Wow, wonderful capture, Celeste! Lighting and color are so beautiful!

  • I’m happy you like it, Lynn – thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep11 months ago

    very beautiful against the dark..Lovely capture, Celeste!!

  • Thanks very much, Gena! The lighting contrast made the background appear darker in the photo than it was in person.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnson11 months ago

    Gorgeous!!

  • Thank you so much, Kristi!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Search11 months ago

    This is really gorgeous, Celeste…I love the light, and the color is so beautiful…especially against the dark, plain background….!!!! :)))

  • Thanks very much, Laurie! The background was actually green but went very dark because of the lighting contrast.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • John44
    John4411 months ago

    Simple and beautiful!

  • Thank you very much, John!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilva11 months ago

    This is just so beautiful, Celeste. Love the bright colours against the dark background. It really does stand out.

  • Thanks very much for the great comment, Ralph!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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