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Monday, April 13, 2009

White Wild Roses (I Think)


I think these are wild roses. I didn't plant them - somehow these blossoms appeared amidst my red wegilia bush. And boy! The flowers sure had a lot of thorns!

I cannot stress enough the wisdom of creating some of your own backgrounds for still life images. I have 2 backgrounds which I keep reusing. This is one of those two.

This image has a lot of blues and pinks in it and I just arrange the flowers accordingly.

In order to get some of a painting look, I smudged the image with my smudge tool and then I placed a layer I had worked up in Microsoft PhotoDraw. I adjusted the layer's opacity.

I think the resulting image kinda looks like an old fashioned picture.

Challenge for today:

Photograph a few blossoms against one of your own images.


  1. It's difficult to tell for sure, but given the way the flowers are clustered and their color (white) I'd guess multiflora-rose. A lovely image and treatment.

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love the serenity of flowers and the picture of the wild white roses.