Mary and I go to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, CA about once a quarter. I am a bit of a bibliophile, so I love the library and its exhibits – if you have never seen a Gutenberg Bible, a Shakespeare First Folio, or a Audubon Birds of America – they are all there in one room! However, the real reason Mary and I go there so often is the varied and beautiful gardens. The roses are in full bloom right now. Here are some favorites.
I took one camera and one lens – my Canon 5D Mark III and a 100 mm macro lens. My plan was to shoot close-ups of some roses, crop them into squares, and then black out the background. I shot all of these at f/2.8 and higher ISO’s as the wind was blowing a bit.
I processed them in Lightroom and added a bit of exposure to really get them to glow and I used the adjustment brush to darken the background. What do you think?
And one more with a completely different look.
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