The Snowy Rose

Even though my plans for this week were to just feature re-worked Boston images done in monochrome I just had to share this with you because I’m so thrilled with it!  Saturday the winds howled and the snow fell – 8 inches of it to be exact – and going anywhere was completely out of the question.  Feeling a touch of cabin fever I began to photograph things around the house (you’ll see some of them later) using my Canon 100mm L macro lens.  There was some mild contortion going on as I was photographing things while standing up, bending over, sitting down, hunched down, laying on the floor…you get the point.

I had some roses that were on their last petal and I decided to try something “artsy” by tossing one out the back door and trying to capture it while it was snowing without me or the camera getting snowed on.  This involved opening the patio door just a bit, dropping the rose just so (I later flipped it over),  and then opening and closing the door to shoot but not get me or the camera too cold.  I really wanted to get right in there on the rose but I was not in the mood to lay on my stomach on the kitchen floor so all of the photos were taken with me crouching by the open door leaning against one wall.  Crouching Photographer – Hidden Image 😉

When I was done, DH went out to shovel the snow (which he ended up doing twice it was coming down so much and blowing every which way) so that was my one and done moment.  I did a tight crop on this image to focus on the head of the rose because I wanted to highlight the snow and water drops on the petals.  I’m not sure if a couple of those droplets are reflecting snow or if they are a combo of melted and not quite melted snow.  This really makes me want to look into some extension tubes.

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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23 Responses to The Snowy Rose

  1. Emilio Pasquale says:

    This is beautiful. You SHOULD be thrilled!

  2. AB says:

    Beautiful 🙂

  3. Fantastic image. 🙂 :-).. I did the same exact thing with my Canon 100mm Macro this weekend. I actually took my camera out for a drive and returned 15 minutes later. Just too cold for my blood.

  4. bulldog says:

    I love the image, but don’t be so weak, get out there in the snow, on your stomach and capture some more… its tough I know but I’m sure you can handle it…

  5. Julia Ojidos says:

    Reblogueó esto en Julia Ojidos.

  6. I like this pic – roses in the snow are beautiful, hopefully we won’t have to deal with that on Valentine’s Day like we did last year!

  7. dhphotosite says:

    Teri, this is fabulous! By far it is one of your best!!!

  8. Beautiful pic! Interesting how we creative types do the same things – my first snow flower pic was a pink carnation 😉

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