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Red Rhodadendron

After collages for three days something a bit different for the rest of the week, although this is connected to Monday and Tuesday.

This is a close-up of one of the Rhodadendron flowers on a shrub in the gardens of Renishaw Hall which I have featured this week.  The spots of water on the flower were there because it was raining when I took the picture, I don't carry a spray around like some people I have heard of.

I have selectively burnt the corners of the picture in as you would in the darkroom which hopefully draws more attention to the main subject.

Red Rhodadendron

After collages for three days something a bit different for the rest of the week, although this is connected to Monday and Tuesday.

This is a close-up of one of the Rhodadendron flowers on a shrub in the gardens of Renishaw Hall which I have featured this week.  The spots of water on the flower were there because it was raining when I took the picture, I don't carry a spray around like some people I have heard of.

I have selectively burnt the corners of the picture in as you would in the darkroom which hopefully draws more attention to the main subject.

comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 26 Jun 2008, 05:07
I started laughing when you mentioned the spray bottle that some people carry, Brian. Too funny, even though I know it's true. I'm glad you were able to find your own, natural "spray." It's a delicious capture!
Brian Walbey: The "natural" spray was quite wet Ginnie, I had my camera under my jacket most of the time. At my Club most judges always assume you have used a spray bottle which, quite frankly, is insulting I feel.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jun 2008, 06:17
This is one great picture, the colours are so radiant, I have heard of the 'trick' well it does not hurt to help nature sometimes, you never heard me say this....tonguetongue
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I think the dull light actually helped with this shot, and a bit of flash as well.
Lovely picture Brian. Pleased it is genuine raintongue
Brian Walbey: Definitely genuine rain Bill, Scouts honour. Thanks for your comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2008, 10:16
I'll believe you about the rain - thousands wouldn't! Splendid colours, but it looks like you have used flash and the lighting is a little too harsh for my tastes.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I didn't deliberately use flash but it went off because of the very dim conditions.
Wonderful composition Brian. I like the brightness and the colour! You did well by burning the corners.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I think the brightness comes from the flash going off and a tiny little boost in PS.
  • FLOOG
  • Dreaming of an escape
  • 26 Jun 2008, 20:14
I myself like to lie underneath the chosen subject matter whilst a willing accomplice liberally douses it with a hozelock appendage directly connected to an exterior water tap.... ha ha smile

Failing that, natural rain will sometimes do!

A superb photograph, Brian. Beautiful and vivid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, I'm pleased that you like it.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jun 2008, 20:51
Yes, I've heard about water sprays, too. far better to have a nature feel to it, though! Nicely done.
Brian Walbey: It was entirely natural Alan, I must admit to using a spray once years ago, but not since then.

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