REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Summer flowers in winter

I'm buying myself flowers at the grocery store again.....then I spend considerable time photographing them.  I never spend much because I really don't feel I can justify parting with too much "moolah" each week just to use the flowers as photographic subjects.  My husband and I were in "town" to do some bed shopping with a stop at a brew pub for lunch afterwards.  I then asked him to take a walk around two of the city blocks (in the cold)  so I could photograph "something."   Later, I unintentionally deleted every one of the 38 photos when I didn't understand what I was doing in Picasa! (I use Picasa rarely, and I wanted to delete the photos files there.  I didn't know they would be deleted from Windows Photos as well.  duh!)     So, back to the rose photos of the day before.  This is my choice for The Creative Exchange this week.

17 comments:

Tricia said...

That's a beautiful photo, Evelyn! I love the colors. Too bad about your other shots. I would've been pretty darn crabby if that would've happened to me and with my luck, it would've :)

Zinnia said...

What a gorgeous rose. I agree that seeing flowers around the home at this time of the year is a real joy! At the moment, I have several pots of bulbs coming into bloom in colourful pots.

Carole M. said...

wel your rose photo is beautiful Evelyn; your mishap with Picasa is pretty much in line with going to take the best shot opportunity and finding the battery is flat

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Picasa does act strangely at times -- I rarely use it myself.

I think buying a bouquet once a week during winter is a nice thing to do for oneself. Difficult to leave all that beauty behind at the store!

Lovely soft focus, Evelyn. The color of this rose is so unique as well. :)

lisa said...

I am sorry about your photos Evelyn. The same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I was downloading from my camera. I still cannot figure out what I did, but indeed they went missing!

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS rose and photograph. I love the color and wonderful softness.

Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

EG Wow said...

How frustrating to lose your photos. I feel your pain.

The rose is beautifully captured!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. like a swirl of orange and raspberry sherbet!

Em S said...

Oops. Don't you hate it when things like that happen?! Lovely photo, nonetheless!

Pat said...

Oooh! That hurts when you lose all those photos.
This is a beautiful rose - I love the color combo!

Bridget Larsen said...

Oh no dont you hate that? I save mine in 2 different hardrives before I start playing with mine.

That rose is an awesome varigated colour and I bet it smells nice too

Linda Makiej said...

this is really gorgeous Evelyn!! I love the soft focus here.... Can't wait for mine to bloom this summer!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful rose, Evelyn. :) Roses, the kind that aren't grown in hot houses, smell divine. The softness and beautiful colors of yours bring to mind just that. On another note . . . Grrrr... on the having lost your cold-walk photos! I have done that before and it really upset me. I guess your little beauty of a rose here was meant to posted today. Happy Monday! :)

Anna said...

Hi Evelyn,
So sorry to hear about your photo mishap. That would be very discouraging. I think I would go out and buy some roses to feel better - sound good?
This rose is stunning! The color and soft focus draw me in.
Have a great week and remember to go get those roses:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Grrrr, don't you hate when you make a mistake like that? Picasa is a little weird that way which is why I stick with Lightroom and PS for editing and archiving. Still, your plan B worked very well. The colors are fantastic and the soft focus makes this look so dreamy.

NatureFootstep said...

this is such a beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing. :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful rose.
I like the softness.

Regards and best wishes

hootnonny said...

The rose is gorgeous. Too bad you lost your pics...I've lost too many to count and it's a bummer!