Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thematic Photographic - Close up

"Thematic Photographic" - Carmi at the blog Written, Inc. presents a weekly themed photographic challenge. This week's theme is Closeup. Check in and see who else contributes photos based on this idea.

Closeup can simply mean noticing something, stopping, and taking a closer look.

I was walking through a neighborhood of nice houses, up streets that wound up a seaside hill, and passed a house with climbing roses growing on a wall flanking the curb. A gardener was pruning the shrubs, and as I walked past where he worked, I saw the flowers and petals fallen on the sidewalk, the petals like bright confetti.

This rose with its streaked and striped petals looks so bright against the old concrete, I had to stop, kneel down right there in the street, and take its closeup.


Susan B said...

Ahh, those are beautiful.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those look very nice, Aunt Snow.

I find that my Canon A710 is adept at at a large number of things, but closeups are not one of them.

Gilly said...

Wonderful colours against that grey ground! Think I would have been inclined to keep them on the bush another day!!

carmilevy said...

What wonderful timing: their colors were so bright and full of life. Doubtless in a day or two, they'll be shrivelled shadows of their former selves.

Awesome interpretation of the theme!

Anonymous said...

rose petal confetti ♥