A Romance with the Rose
Hello, my friends! I’ve brought you a bouquet of the pink rose “Else” for your Valentine’s Day weekend. (In fact, I photographed these nearly a year ago but realized this was a fitting time for their overdue debut.)
Romantic bits and pieces for some new mood boards to accompany them, including a vintage postcard purchased from the Paris flea market last year.
Although I shot these well before the France trips, the feathers add a bit of Belle Epoque flavor. I must already have been dreaming of Paris.
Roses will probably always be my favorite subject to photograph, in a studio still life or in a fragrant garden. (My current Lightroom catalogue tells me I have over 12,000 images tagged with “rose”, and that only represents the ones I’ve had time to keyword.)
This week, I wish you joy and abundant roses. Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts – surprise someone deserving with a gorgeous bouquet, especially yourself.
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