I captured this at an indoor rose show: light was low and challenging, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well my camera handled metering and white balance. I love the form of this rose and did lots of experimenting in post-processing. I hope you like the result of my playing. :) (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4.5, 1/100 sec., ISO 1250) Post-processing notes: The original rose was a strong, bright pink with white. I used two texture layers, a blurred layer, a black and white adjustment layer at 70% opacity, and multiple layer masks. Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (September 2012)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Photo Manipulation Rose(s)” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (September 2014)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “A Pastel Rose” challenge in Pastels & Whites group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “Fabulous Textures” challenge in Fabulous Flowers group (July 2011)

Featured in Feminine Intent (10 September 2014)

Featured in Fabulous Flowers (17 July 2011)

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Comments

  • buttafli
    buttafliover 3 years ago

    what a beautiful, delicate rose, stunning capture :)

  • Thank you so much for your visit and comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    What a most beautiful rose love the pink edged petals. Great capture in low light

  • Thank you very much, Karen, especially as I know you are busy hosting the group on your own for the moment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Angela Bruno
    Angela Brunoover 3 years ago

    Oh this is really really beautiful!!!

  • Thank you, Angela. I’m glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful rose and composition and the post processing giving that vintage touch to the detail is excellent!

  • Thanks, Joanne. I came upon the vintage look while playing with various kinds of layers, and it was one of those “Aha!” moments.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Joanne is so correct, the processing conveys a real vintage touch to this lovely image, Celeste…The subtle blending of color on those petal edges is expertly captured.

  • Thank you, Katherine! You always leave such marvelous comments, and I’m glad you like what I achieved in this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Love the dusky pink tips to the petals. As usual you have captured the sharpness of the petal edges and gradually fading out to softness.

  • Maggie, thanks very much! I’m glad you like it, as I was really pleased with the way the edits went on this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    How beautiful this is. Wonderful image.. BB

  • I really appreciate your lovely comments! Thanks very much.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cordelia
    Cordeliaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being in the Top Ten of the Fab Flowers Fabulous Textures Challenge!

  • Thank you, Cordelia!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lancsphoto
    Lancsphotoabout 3 years ago

    Nice work and congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks very much, Larry. I didn’t know about the feature until you mentioned it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

    Congratulations, wonderful capture!!!!!

  • Thank you, Cynthia, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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