July 18, 2011 – Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Monday, July 18, 2011

Man, I really thought I had already posted this picture before, but my rudimentary method for keeping track of this stuff suggests that I haven’t. So, maybe it’s a re-post, maybe not. Doesn’t really matter, I’m sure even if it is, you don’t remember it from last time. In fact, I could probably replay the first 250 pictures that I posted and nobody would say a thing. Perhaps I’ll do that someday. But not today. No sir, this is not that day.

This is a rose. It’s yellow. Thus, the title of the post. I took it on a cloudy day last year, in the rose garden at Woodland Park. I’ve found that cloudy days work a lot better for rose pictures than sunny days, because you get a truer representation of the color than when you’ve got bright sunshine everywhere. It can be a bit challenging because of the lack of light, but it can make for some nice shots.

This one was taken with my Minolta-mount Kiron 105 macro that I found on eBay. If you’re the kind of person that likes to scour eBay for old lenses, I *highly* recommend trying to track one of these guys down. I’m always amazed at how nice the shots come out of this guy. It’s been awhile since I’ve busted it out, probably since around the time I took this picture. ;) Man, I gotta get on that.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Kiron 105mm macro (Minolta mount). 1/160s, ISO 200. Aperture unknown.

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    cache July 20, 2011

    I like the color of this rose. Very gorgeous and pretty attractive. I love how you take a shot of this thing.

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    loraine July 28, 2011

    I like i’ts color,very lovely and gorgeous. You did a nice shot of this photo.Congratulations and keep it up .

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    Angie August 7, 2011

    Buttery! :)

    I like your way with words, Dave. And it’s been a pleasure browsing through your wonderful photos.

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      Joe April 13, 2013

      Nice work. Love the focal point.

      Ebay is a treasure trove for great gear!

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    Melissa August 15, 2011

    True that, about taking photos of flowers on cloudy days. A bright sun tends to wash out a flower’s true colors. Yo may end up with toned down hues and washed out shades.

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    Morgan August 23, 2011

    Love your blog, Dave! I stumbled upon some really great photos, as well as some useful tips on photography. Thank you so much. Keep writing!

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    Joshua October 8, 2011

    Great macro shot. I particularly like the bits of red in the rose.

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