Roses and hills

Today’s lunchtime trip was to the rose gardens at the Old Teacher’s College. If you can imagine a rose colour – they have it. Lots of older-style roses with large heads and strong perfume. You would never know that I don’t like roses!

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A rose
What can I say? A rose.

A rose
I managed to capture the individual petals while not over-saturating the image with red.

A rose
White! The enemy of detail. It’s so easy to lose detail because of the intensity of the white.. This one is, perhaps, just a tad overexposed.

A rose
I would have to confess that I like the colour of this rose; but don’t tell anyone lest they think I now like roses!

Not long before sunset – a view to the south as I drive home.

Green rolling hills
The recent rains have transformed the parched, crunchy, brown grass into a soft, lush, green covering. The late light helps to soften the terrain.

1 thought on “Roses and hills

  1. Fergus Stevens

    I have just come accross your site…. Think you have some great ideas. Just wanted to say that as a fellow scotsman from aberdeen, I echo you sentiments about the roses. Too much of a good thing. Having just recently moved to sydney, I am having great fun snapping all the famous landmarks, but all the images feel very stereotyped. Keep up the good work.


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