The Little White Rose of Scotland

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Rob MacKillop, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    The rose of all the world is not for me.
    I want for my part
    Only the little white rose of Scotland
    That smells sharp and sweet—and breaks the heart.
    - Hugh MacDiarmid

    I went professional (!), with an Artisan Photographer's Background, which cuts out the overwhelming clutter of our house. This series is just an experiment in revealing different degrees of the background, and also colour manipulation/rendering. Let me know your preferences, if any.

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    Leica Q, LR6, Nik Stuff.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019
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  2. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Beautiful! I love the B&W's, but in this case the delicate colours in the (duh) coloured ones is magnificent.
    I hope the Scotts will get what they want, these days.....
     
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  3. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    PS: you chose a brilliant angle....
     
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Rense. We had our chance to leave in 2014. Given the chance again, I'm fairly certain the outcome would be different.
     
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Another...

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  6. John Holland

    John Holland Active Member

    I like the fifth and sixth images the best. For me, the first two (and fourth) are cropped too closely (especially on the right hand side). In the third image the background catches my eye too much. The slight coloring adds a bit of interest to the images.
     
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, John. That's my thoughts too. Much appreciated.
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I was going to say the second shot, but then I saw the additional one and that I think is my favourite. I like the abstraction of the darker backgrounds and the way you have drawn extra attention to the rose.
     
  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Pete. These were with the Q, which I then returned. Nothing wrong with the camera, but I'm happy with the Monochrom and the IIIg.
     
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