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In Southern California, roses often reach a second peak of beauty in October and November, as you can see in this example from a rainy October morning. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, rain/overcast, handheld.) Textures (Atelier and Fauve Raw Sienna) are from the Artiste collection at Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2013)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (October 2012)

Co-winner (6-way tie!) of “After the Rain” challenge in Flower Works group (July 2013)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Deep and Rich Orange Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (June 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Orange Flower” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Rose or Roses In Your Favorite Fall Color” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (October 2012)

Featured in Rain Drops & Fresh Water Art (31 October 2012)

Featured in Roses Grow on You (23 October 2012)

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Lorilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work. All the tones complement each other so well.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! The background actually started out pretty plain and mostly brown, but the textures helped inject some autumn color and warmth. Glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Such a stunning rose, light and textures! The droplets an extra touch! Love it! Our roses usually bloom until November, but they were chewed up something terrible by insects this year.

  • Thank you, Angie, for the lovely comment and fave! So sorry about your roses and the insects!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Love your texture you picked for this photo Celeste…It has a dreamy look to it along with the water drops…:o)

  • Thomas, thank you for the great comment and fave! I really like working with French Kiss Textures, as so often I find just what I need to get an effect I want.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you very much, Albert – and for the fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful Colour this is Celeste, I have to say my roses have been very poor this year.

  • Thanks very much, Karen! Strange weather in many places has affected some flowers more than others, and I’m under the impression that roses can be a bit delicate to manage.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful Celeste. Such a gorgeous vibrant colour!!

  • Sharon, thank you very much for the lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 2 years ago

    The pumpkin orange color is just so seasonal and rich, Celeste. It’s hard to beat the classic beauty of a perfectly formed rose and this one has the added bonus of some fresh raindrops. The texture layer puts even more warmth into this gorgeous image.

  • Chris, thank you for your thoughtful comment and fave! The more I experiment with textures, the more I’m amazed at what they can do. In this case, my background was basically soft brown, but one of the two textures allowed me to pull out golden and russet tones to compliment the rose.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    You do this sort of thing so beautifully, Celeste! The pumpkin yellow is so attractive!

  • Thank you for the lovely compliment and fave, Bette! I sometimes enjoy going beyond the capture when I work with textures, as I’m finding out how versatile they can be.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Lovely work Celeste!!!

  • Thanks very much, John, for the great comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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