Knock Out Roses

We have several knock out roses in shades of deep pink and dark magenta. A rose is just a rose, but I enjoy going out and photographing them in their various stages of development, and on occasion I tinker with them in processing. Here are a few images of the roses I grow.

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Taken with my Nikon and a macro lens, i desaturated the vivid pink color into a muted rose. The decision made the image pop

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Rain changes the dynamic of how flowers are perceived. Immediately after the rain stopped, out I go with my camera. I Iove how the droplets cling to the petals
This rose is on its way out. I enjoy capturing the entire life cycle - not just the peak. There is an ethereal beauty to this rose's last attempts to hold on
This rose is on its way out. I enjoy capturing the entire life cycle – not just the peak. There is an ethereal beauty to this rose’s last attempts to hold on