Friday, January 13, 2017

Roses for Thee



Hello everyone. I have always wanted to link up to Soma's, Wandering Camera linky party so this month I thought I might just throw caution to the wind and join in the fun. No wandering around the countryside taking photos....sorry.....just picking a bunch of the most frangance-filled bunch of roses and playing with them.

So.....I thought perhaps I would pick some "roses for thee". =)






I have discovered I love taking photographs, something I didn't realise till I started my little blog. I also love to style photos. I suppose, ever since I was a li'l wee girl I have been styling this and that. It has always been an intrinsic part of me to think of  a way to present something in a fresh and unique way, always imagining......"how can I make this a little different, a little more creative??"

I love mixing things up. I love the unexpected. I love the happy accidents that happen when one plays with the camera and subject. For every hundred happy snaps I capture, there is usually one or two which really pleases my beady li'l eye.







Though a bunch of roses always dance in a simple vase, how gorgeous they look peeking from within swirls and swirls of sumptuous, Italian coverlets and some pretty French lace.

















Of course, sometimes it is a bit tricky to choose just one or two photos!! =)







A bunch of ephemeral and pretty pastel roses, in all their simplicity, ever so gently evoking a sense of beauty. Whether sitting in a pretty vase or peeking from folds and folds of puckering, gorgeous fabric and lace, the rose speaks in a language all it's own. Indeed, the rose speaks in the sweetest and softest words, never failing to make the heart smile.



This year I have decided I want to improve my photography skills, even buy a new little camera. Funnily enough I went to a camera store the other day and the fellow inferred that my camera was a touristy one....not one for the 'real' shutter bug!! Oh well....it looks as if I have been doing it all wrong these past couple of years. I must admit I am a bit bamboozled by all the cameras out there. So much information for a novice such as me to digest. I came home without a new 'real' camera in my kit bag! For now me and my little touristy camera will just have to do....at least for a little while.

Until the next time, have the loveliest of days, perhaps even drink in the fragrance of a rose or two.


Linking up to the lovely Soma's Wandering Camera  party over at her beautiful blog, Whims and Fancies. I am always captivated by the beauty Soma captures with her magic camera and she very generously always passes on helpful information to those, such as me, whom need a lot of help with their photography.  I know some of you lovely ladies capture the most amazing photos of your everyday life, so why not pop over to Soma's place and join in the fun.


40 comments:

  1. These are the most gorgeous rose photos ever! Stunning!

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  2. So, so pretty! Your roses are marvellous as are your photos.

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  3. I was so excited to see your post pop up in my reading list! I was smiling even before I started reading! And those roses!!! I'm my!! Absolute stunning! I could smell them through the screen! What lovely layouts! Well done!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  4. A beautiful post as always Kim. I don't see any problems with your photos - they are stunning in every post! I have a touristy camera too (and my phone camera) - and like you I am lostwhen looking at new cameras - we will stick with them I think. Have a fabulous weekend sweet lady!

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  5. First of all, thank you for the roses. My dad was a hybridiser of roses and I grew up in a rose garden. They are one of the things I miss most in my tiny Tokyo garden.
    About cameras, I had a "real" camera with all kinds of lenses and a big heavy camera bag. When things went digital, I considered getting a body that would fit all my gadgets ... but ...
    having a small camera that can go easily into my bag and be whipped out as the occasion occurs, is far better than lugging a super-device. It is not all the camera that makes the picture but the eyes that see something to record and having that little touristy camera on hand to seize the moment.

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  6. Oh my - the roses of summer - while we shiver and freeze - it was 12 degrees F this morning and never got above freezing all day. Glorious sunshine though - which is always cheery.

    I just adore your photos - I can't imagine improving on them. I love the way you position things and how you add in such interesting bits and pieces - your photos are always my favorites. Your work is worthy of being in fancy magazines. I haven't the patience to get everything in such nice order before snapping the photos - that is my project for this year, learn to be patient and stage things before taking the photos - work on the imagination needed to come close to the photos you take.

    And I can't imagine you needing a "real" camera - or that your camera is a "tourist" camera - you do magical things with that wonderful camera. A couple of years ago I needed a camera with better zoom for wildlife photos - decided on a Nikon CoolPixP600 - it is fabulous - but my little pink Canon Powershot sD1200IS is the one for everyday photos of crafts, or table settings or flowers. I've had it for years and years and it takes the most wonderful photos - and fits right in my pocket so it can go any place with me. The Nikon has a nice carrying case and gets a good workout too - I love them both.

    I think I'll go back and enjoy the roses all over again - and again. You have arranged them so sweetly and they bring a smile to my face with each one. Thank you for the cheerfulness my dear.

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  7. I think our touristy little camera does just fine!! Some people are just camera snobs....or he was just hoping to make a sale. Now....if only the internet would come out with smell-o-vision, I'd be a happy camper!

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  8. With these roses why go any further to find something to photograph, stunning!
    Every photo was gorgeous, Kim.
    You certainly have a gift with your photography, well done. :-)

    Bless you~

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  9. your roses are gorgeous, they have cheered me up as I patiently wait for June until mine come out, we have sleet today :(

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  10. I think you and your touristy camera are doing just fine! Actually fabulous. Your pictures are stunning and the roses behaved beautifully. I just love the droplets of water on them. Your styling is exquisite. The addition of the letters into words fits so well. I think you did a great job and will shine over at the link up!

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  11. What a gorgeous post !!! Love your roses...
    Have a beautiful weekend !
    Anna

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  12. What a joy to see your gorgeous roses, it´s freezing cold here and not a rose in sight.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! So nice to see beautiful roses in the middle of winter.

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    1. Thank you! So happy to send a little beautiful colour to your wintry days.

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  14. I absolutely love the colours of your roses. So utterly beautiful. A gorgeous post, Kim!

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  15. Once again, soft & beautiful!

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  16. You always have made such beautiful pictures.
    These photos and the roses are both gorgeous, Kim.

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    1. Thank you, Loes. I love capturing photos of flowers....a bit of a flower addict, actually. As always, your visit has delighted me! Kim Xx

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  17. Beautiful roses, I'm sure I can almost smell their scent. Not bad for a touristy camera, looks rather wonderful to me xx

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl, for your sweet comments. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was an app one could download to drink in the fragrance of flowers on a screen. Thank you for popping by my rose-filled little world. Kim Xx

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  18. Hello Kim, beautiful roses there my friend. Just soooo gorgeous - a shame that I cant scratch & sniff. I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw that lovely pink colander too. I think yor photos look pretty amazing to me ... touristy camera or not. Have a lovely weekend Kim x x x

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  19. With all the beautiful photos you share here on your blog I wouldn't call yours a touristy camera. It's not the type of camera one uses, but the way it is used and you have captured many precious moments in your life, so don't worry about that Kim! The roses of this post are a pure delight!

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  20. Hi lovely Kim! Oh, what a feast for the eyes. Pink roses are so gorgeous. Maybe I will buy some pink roses in February. We have three special birthdays in the love month. YOU have an artist's eye!

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  21. You did an amazing job on these, even with your "tourist" camera, I believe they want to sell you a camera :) I do know by my hubby being a photographer that you can always get a bigger better camera, but I am happy with my low end :) You do have a wonderful eye when it comes to presentation of your subjects, and these roses with the lace and the embroidery is just stunning, brings a big smile to this girls face that is so done with all this cold and ice we are getting. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Your roses are truly outstanding, darling Kim, what a stunning, gorgeous post filled with the most beautiful flowers the whole year gives us as a gift ... you're enjoying the most beautiful Summer days, we the Winter's coldest ones, our planet is truly charming !

    Wishing you the best of weekends,
    I'm sending my dearest love to you

    Xx Dany

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  23. Oh how lovely...smiles...I am afraid, I have one of those touristy cameras as well (giggling). Have a beautiful upcoming week, friend.

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  24. Lovely roses and awesome arrangements! I hope to visit your part of Australia sometime in the near future.

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  25. Well, I think you are doing just fine with your little camera! Your photos are wonderful and the roses are so lovely. Buried in snow, I wish it was spring time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Oh my Kim, are all those gorgeous roses from your garden?! I need to make rosewater for my Aromatherapy course - I need to come and raid your garden! Just divine. Mine are all too heatstruck here and are not looking their best at all.

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    1. Well, for a "touristy" camera, you have captured some amazing shots! It is rather overwhelming to shop for a new camera, I do understand. Know this - find a good camera body, and get a great lens that can shoot in lower light. This will help you get the bokeh backgrounds that I think you would like. If you want more information, just email me. You have a gift and an eye for photography, and I think the right camera in your hands would be special indeed. Hugs to you today dear friend, I so enjoyed all your pictures and staging, you know how to treat the eye to beautiful candy :)

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    2. Thank you, Jayne. I can well imagine your roses and other flowers are frizzled to a crisp with all the heat you have been experiencing at these last weeks.

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  27. Thank you so much for all the kind words, Kim! Such lovely roses! You sure know to how to put a display together. They look so soft and beautiful. Wonderful photos! I think you and your camera are doing great together :)

    Thank you for linking up on Wandering Camera!!

    -Soma

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  28. no one knows better than i do how difficult it is to pick "the" pictures. one, two, 22 - you have been very kind to my picture overloads!!!

    the roses are gorgeous, i have had a love for photography my entire life!!!

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  29. Such a lot of beauty, well captured! I can smell them... and that is, what I need in this cold grey wintertime.
    Thank you and greetings from Germany

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  30. And to think mine are literally buried under mounds of snow!! LOL!! This summer I have to clip mine more and enjoy them indoors like this....just so beautiful. I could almost smell them!!! (Oh and I LOVE that strong smell of roses!!!) Thanks for sharing a bit of your sunshine with us. :)

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  31. Kim, your camera takes beautiful photographs whether it is "touristy" or not. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous roses with us!

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  32. Love colours, and your pictures brings a little spring to my heart as we are in the depths of winter! www.michellebfizzard.com

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  33. Your roses are exquisite and I love the way you style flowers with your pretty vintage fabrics. I think your camera is doing a great job - your photos are perfect :)

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  34. You definitely should win the award for the most colorful blog...AND the most beautiful, in general. I came over to see your latest post and got drawn in since I see I've missed a few! Absolutely the most glorious rose images...and like you, I love to set up little photo shoots with inanimate objects, especially flowers. Just beautiful!

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