Artists thrive on positive responses to their artwork and I was delighted to receive the following message – “Congratulations, Vanessa! You have been selected as our ‘Up Close & Personal’ featured artist in ‘A Woman’s Touch’!!
Rose Pink Swirl Macro Photography Vanessa Thomas
Later tonight or early tomorrow [Sunday] morning, this gorgeous rose macro swirl & a brief bio will grace our homepage for the week beginning 9.6.20. You are invited to share the homepage featuring your work on Social Media, with family & friends, and in any group discussions thread that fits. Fvl.” Brooks Garten Hauschild
Brooks Garten Hauschild has led a remarkable creative journey and it’s wonderful that she has decided to support other female artists in this way!
You can visit the “A Woman’s Touch” Group here to see more beautiful artworks!
If you’re a female artist – drop your blog link in the comments!
Interesting things happen to a rose when you leave it face down outside in the sun…
Photo 1: Dried and flattened pink Rose
Photo 2: Rear view
Photo 3: Side view
Photo 4: Upside down
Photo 5: Dried pink Rose
The exceptional heat this week combined with the persistent drought had a dramatic effect on the roses. Although they are producing blooms at quite a rapid rate the dry heat seemed to simply melt their petals yielding rather interesting effects. Some of them look like potpourri on a stem!
Photo 1: Sun scorched Rose
Photo 2: Singed petals
Photo 3: Burnt Rose trio
Photo 4: Potpourri on a stem
Photo 5: Sun burnt rose
Photo 6: Duo of sun singed roses
Photo 7: Fried versus Fresh
Photo 8: Sun melted rose
Photo 9: Portrait of a sun burnt rose
I was really touched today by the comments and responses of a fellow blogger to my posts on roses. Seldom have I received such a heartfelt and warm response to my photographs and it was clearly from someone who is equally enraptured by the beauty of roses. Since my garden is alive with them at the moment I picked a few and put them in a vase just for her! So these are for you Lady Amy ! I am sure you will enjoy visiting her lovely blog Petals Unfolding ~ The Embrace of Love~ too.
Photo 1: Vase of Roses for a Lady
Photo 2: For the love of Roses
Photo 3: Blooming and beautiful
Photo 4: Petals Unfolding
Photo 5: A bunch of beauty
Photo 6: Roses smell so sweet
Photo 7: Rosey wonder
The Roses just keep blooming and they have such beautiful shading that I just have to take a few more photos. I put some emphasis on the petals rather than the full bloom after being inspired by one of the winning entries for IGPOTY (International Garden Photographer of the Year).
Photo 1: Rose petals
Photo 2: Petal power
Photo 3: Variegated petals
Photo 4: Soft curves
Photo 5: A single rose petal
When tulips start to fade and the petals fall from the flowers, they can still be fun to photograph.
Photo 1: Interlocking Red Tulip Petals
Photo 2: Red Tulip Petal Flames
Photo 3: Red Tulip Petal Waves
Photo 4: Red Tulip Petal Necklace
Photo 5: Red Tulip Petals on Moss
Photo 6: Red Tulip Petal Teeth
Photo 7: Red Tulip Petals Gathering
Had some more fun trying to ‘see’ my flowers differently. The fun part about shooting outside is that the light and background produces natural variations.
Photo 1: Lily
Photo 2: Tulip petal
Photo 3: Orbs and berries
Photo 4: Lily petal