Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Sweet Smell of Roses


The rose bushes in my yard are beginning to bloom and man oh man do they smell, you guessed it, sweet. This was a fun picture to take. I was taking a picture of some of my other roses and looked over to see the setting sun shining right on this little beauty. I couldn't resist. I set my camera to spot metering to give it the dark background and shot away. 50mm, f/2, 1/2500 sec, iso100.


CC welcome.

13 comments:

Mindy said...

You already know that I love this one! I can't think of any CC... it's pretty much perfection. :)

Mindy said...

I do have a question... did you spray it with water? I love the drops, but I'm thinking with a setting sun it wouldn't be dew...

Brittney said...

Haha, yeah, I had just finished watering all of my flowers with the hose.

Katy said...

Beautimous!!! I love the light and the drops of water... dang I want roses now! I love this picture!!!!

Teri said...

This is absolutely beautiful, one question... how do you do the spot metering? Is it a mode on SLR's? I love the dark background...simply gorgeous.

Kristine N said...

Gorgeous photo! It's especially striking when you blow it up to get the full impact. I'm a sucker for water on plants, and this one is beautiful.

I like this as it; that said, you could try cropping more of the dark from the top of the photo so the center of the rose (and I assume the focal point) is closer to that rule of thirds sweet spot.

Great job!

Jackie said...

Very very pretty pic, I love the droplets..and color of the rose...:0

susan said...

magnificent photo hands down perfect..

Brittney said...

Teri-I know in SLRs you can choose between matrix or zone metering, center-weighted metering or spot metering. I think quite a few point and shoots give you the same option. My husband figured out how to change it on his. You can always check your manual.

For a bit more info on metering modes check out

http://digital-photography-school.com/introduction-to-metering-modes

Hope that helps!

Breezi said...

BAMM! You nailed this one!
Stunning, beautiful, wonderful! I love it!!

Candace said...

Great job capturing the detail and I love the water droplets! The rose looks like it's just jumping out of the picture. Great job, Brittney!!!

Blake said...

great job. You all have to click on it to make it bigger because in this case bigger is better for sure! Love the shot!

Shelby said...

Any rose lover would want this picture haning on their wall.