Photography 101 – Water

November Rose 093

November Rose

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

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.

Bye-de-byes

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10 thoughts on “Photography 101 – Water

  1. This was sensational. I got into the poem,its very descriptive. It was a great read. Enjoyed it very much.5/5 Thabnks for reading some of my poems, I always read and comment when someone does it for me.

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  2. Absolutely stunning photograph, inspiring words, and my favorite color too.
    Love storytellers btw, great blog title.
    🙂

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    1. Thanks. Roses are my favourite flower. In the summer months our garden is full of them. We don’t usually still have them blooming now!

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  3. 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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