Thursday, February 10, 2011

Theme Thursday: Spiral


One of my husband's early professional photos is this rose.  We were visiting close friends in northern Kentucky and they took us to the Cincinnati Flower Show.  I dragged my husband, kicking and screaming, as he thought it would be a bunch of girly displays.  Boy was he wrong!  He was transfixed by the beauty of the flowers, the landscape design, the powerful images some people created.  We had to drag him outta there.  He took some lovely shots and we've matted and framed them over the years to sell.  This is one of my favorites.  It looks  great with a clean white mat and a black frame about 2" wide.  


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21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow. tight shot...

now are you trying to give him a hint for next week too...smiles.

Devilzangel said...

oh d pic is absolutely yummy :O :D.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That rose is drop dead beautiful. And, Cole got a great shot of it. Looks like something I would love to attempt painting! ;) Attempt being the operative word here.

California Girl said...

Brian, by the time he checks the blog, V Day will be over! But, I did buy something rather fancy for him today!

Devilz: Welcome to my blog and thank you for leaving a comment. I hope to get to all the TT bloggers between tonight and the wknd. I'll look for you.

Tanna: Please feel free to paint it. Will you share the results with me? I'd like to post them if you do. I'm waiting for my girlfriend in CA to send me a photo of her finished painting of my husband's gorgeous shot from inside a barn. I posted it right after Labor Day. She uploaded the photo with his permission and took it to her art class and painted it and said it was the favorite. I want to post her painting next to the photograph. I think it will make an interesting piece for the blog.

DJan said...

Wow! That is truly beautiful and stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with me! :-)

Nanka said...

Absolutely stunning!! And the color, so delicate!! Beautiful whorls.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a perfect natural spiral and the colour is intense.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CG: thanks for the permission to paint!! I will plan on using it for my next class and will definitely send you a photo.

DawnTreader said...

It's lovely.

California Girl said...

DJan: Thank you!!!!!

Nanka: Welcome to my blog and thank you.

Rinkly! Nice to see you commenting on my blog. Thank you.

Tanna: I can't wait to see it.

Dawn T: Thank you so much.

Susannah said...

That really is a beautiful photo! :-)

Betty said...

That really is a 'wow' shot. Gorgeous!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Feel like I'm falling into it. Wonderful and beautiful.

California Girl said...

Susannah, Betty, and Laura: Welcome to my blog. I'll pass your kind comments on to my husband. Thank you!

Mmm said...

This really is one of the most gorgeous up close photos of a rose I;ve seen. Perfect for Valentines actually, whether meant for that or not.

Minka said...

No wonder why you wanted to post this - it's beautiful!

Betsy said...

Gorgeous!

I live 60 minutes from Cincy!

Tapping World Summit 2011 said...

The image sure looks awesome and beautiful!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

one can get wonderfully lost gazing into the spirals of this rose.

absolutely gorgeous!!

Brenda Susan said...

GORGEOUS!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CG: I'm posting the watercolors inspired by Scott's photograph. I'm telling you this, because you would never recognize what I did as this beautiful photo! LOL! Thank you! And, thank your husband, too! His photo was beautiful inspiration.