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December Rose

December Rose. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

December Rose. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

I’m continuing to experiment here with post-capture techniques and tools, in this instance blurring, vignetting, and some new image tonings. Roses always seem especially nice in December.

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Old Roses – New Series

Old Roses. Nikon D200. 12-24mm Nikkor f/4 at 24mm. ISO 800. 1/400 sec at f/11. Image edited in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Here is the latest image in the florals New Series. Click image for larger.

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Yellow Roses – New Series

Yellow Roses. Nikon D200. 105mm Micro-Nikkor f/2.8. ISO 200. 1/250 sec at f/38. Studio ring flash. Image altered in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

I believe the images produced in the New Series of florals make good designs for printing on fabric. I must explore that. These images are manipulated in Photoshop to produce a more stylized and impressionistic appearance.

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Rose Florabunda

Florabunda Roses. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8 at 45mm. ISO 800. 1/640 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

I wish I’d noted the name of these spectacular multicolor roses. Any rose fans venture a guess? With thanks to Saffronrose, I think it’s a rose called “Oranges and Lemons.” ┬áSee *.

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Roses

Pink Roses. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8 at 55mm. ISO 640. 1/250 sec at f/13. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

In my view, these simple old roses are far lovelier than the modern over-hybridized ones.

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Old Roses

Old Roses. Nikon D200. 12-24mm Nikkor f/4. At 24mm. ISO 800. 1/400 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

Do we ever tire of shooting roses? I don’t. I especially like these old roses which are always so lovely.

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