Photography 101 – Water

November Rose 093

November Rose

With raindrops
to tips of petals
withering with age,
still you are
when others have faded,
a splash of sunlight
on shortening days,
the call of the

November Rose 103

I wasn’t sure which of the two pictures I preferred here, landscape or portrait, so I decided to do as was suggested in today’s Photography 101 brief and put them both up. The portrait version I like because the rose looks healthier, but the landscape, showing the withering petals, better suits my poem.  The link to today’s theme is a little tenuous, I’ll admit, but I wasn’t happy with any of the pictures of the local streams and ponds that I took today and I didn’t want to cheat and take something out of my archive.

I’d love to know what other people think.


10 thoughts on “Photography 101 – Water

  1. Beautiful roses, and personally I prefer the second photo. I think it’s because the “edges” of the cluster of flowers and buds are intact where they are cut off in the first one… if that makes any sense at all! 🙂 But whatever the reason its a great picture!


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