Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Day After



Don't let the bloom fall off of the rose just because Valentine's Day is over.
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32 comments:

Thom said...

This is absolutely beautiful And your caption is just wonderful. Well done. I know this is late but Happy Valentine's Day to you and Vicki and Gung Hei Fat Choy!

Luis Gomez said...

James, lovely images and a great caption. Really wonderful black & white.

Anna said...

Great captions, followed by great quote. Thanks for the reminder. Anna :)

Cheryl said...

The black and white is just perfect with the message!

Tash said...

"There's got to be the morning after..." Love the thorny vine!

VP said...

A bit sad, but very effective.

Olivier said...

superbes b&w, j'adore tes photos des branches

Maria Berg said...

That is good,
"Don't let the bloom fall off of the rose just because Valentine's Day is over".

Let the rose always be with you, MB

Bibi said...

Wonderful photos. I like what Maria said, too.

I'm about to take some shots of some unusual roses my son bought me yesterday.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely!

Woody said...

Very nice. I particularly like the second shot.

wenn said...

perfect!

Sistertex said...

Looks to be a bit of a thorny subject to be sure! Very nice, monochrome very appropriate.

Lois said...

Fabulous shots James!

Diederick Wijmans said...

Beautifully captured details. James!

Birdman said...

Love the pricks!

imac said...

Nice B/W photography

Louis la Vache said...

Good choice for Monochrome Monday. ;-)

Saretta said...

Beautiful b&w's!

Malyss said...

You're so true, and you show it in a perfect way..

Rebecca said...

That's funny - we do have perfect contrasts today. Thanks for the compliment, it means a lot coming from you! I feel much the same about your photography.

PS - I don't have a macro lens...not in the budget for me, so I reversed my 50mm prime lens that I got for Christmas. I need to buy an adapter so I don't have to hold it in place while I shoot. :) I have been playing with it all morning, kind of learning the technique. It is so fun not having a job...except when I think about the budget!

Tricia said...

WoW! I really like these shots & they're grrreat in b&w!

Rebecca said...

Get the book Understanding Close Up Photography by Bryan Peterson - you will never regret it. It has lots of tips on how to shoot close up shots. (He explains the difference between close up and macro.) That is where I learned the reverse the lens tip. He has the most beautiful shots using this technique. I am going to buy an old Canon FD wide angle lens and a reversing ring adapter until I can get a macro lens. (I just keep getting outbid on ebay or missing the bid deadline.)

cieldequimper said...

That's the problem with Valentine's day: a lot of people here think it's just commercial crap between Christmas and Easter and that you show someone that you love them in many and daily ways... Nice post though.

Nessa said...

Gorgeous. I love black & white images.

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John`s Photography said...

Wonderful photos!

Peter said...

A very good message!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the soft background setting off the simple forms in the foreground. It makes for an ambience that
is ambiguous....

Stickup Artist said...

Really love the first two especially. The contrast, simplicity of layout, and the soft glowing backgrounds are very effective. I like Valentine's Day even if it was made up by Hallmark. Very sweet message.

Oh yeah, really, Harbor and Adams? I really miss those big full moons over Back Bay.

Johnny Nutcase said...

very cool shots, love the background on the last one. look great in black and white too!

awarewriter said...

Nice James. A lot more to this than meets the eye. Love your words.

ruma2008 said...

As for the loneliness after the festival, I feel that it is amplified still more by the strictness of the splinter.