Reach for the Sky

George getting a picture of our About Face rose.  July 21, 2013.  (Photo by Betsy)

George getting a picture of our About Face rose. July 21, 2013. (Photo by Betsy)

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Most of our roses are average-sized bushes — three or four feet high.  But we have one rose that likes to show off every couple of years and see how high it can grow.

Betsy got the picture of me (above) trying to capture the top blossom on our About Face rose.  To put this image into proper perspective, I’m 6-feet, 4-inches tall, and I’m shooting up to shoot the rose.

The picture below is the photo I was shooting while Betsy was getting her picture of me.  I rather like it, even if the flag in the background is blurry.  The morning light was bowing through the petals of the rose when I got this picture.

About Face blossom with the flag in the background.  July 21, 2013.

About Face blossom with the flag in the background. July 21, 2013.

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21 Responses to “Reach for the Sky”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I love it! The light reflecting on the petals is awesome!

  2. Fishing Guy Says:

    Very artistic photo of the rose George.

  3. Swati Singh Says:

    Great picture with a nice backdrop 🙂

  4. Blackberry Lane Says:

    That is a really tall rose bush! I love both photos. Wishing you and Betsy a great day.

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    i love the blurred flag and bokeh background.. makes it special. i have never seen a rose that tall. wow…

  6. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    I love this photo with the flag in the background- very pretty.

  7. sylviakirk Says:

    I’ve never seen a rose this tall!! Awesome! Love the last capture, the blurry flag makes the perfect backdrop!! Have a great week, George!

  8. ladyfi Says:

    WHat a lovely rose! And so tall too.

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Perfect background—that is the way you want it. And perfect shot of the beautiful rose. That rose ‘bush’ just likes to show off. MB

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    GEORGE….This is one of my favorite posts of yours! The picture is just perfect…the rose gently blowing, and the flag, blurred in the background as it SHOULD be. It does not take the focus off the rose, but we still see it back there. Oh my GOSH, I had no idea any got that big! Is this one of the selling features of this particular bush?

  11. Larry Says:

    nice patriotic shot George.

  12. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Welcome to GREGORE!
    I like both pictures. Rose has a stunning color.
    It looks great on a flag background.

  13. Linda Says:

    I’m glad Betsy took that first photo, to give us perspective. Your shot of the rose is just perfect. I think It’s trying to reach the top of the flagpole. 🙂

  14. dayphoto Says:

    I truly like the photo! I also think having the flag blurry makes the rose stand out! Good photo!!!


  15. alskamom Says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rose that tall, George! You sure did capture a beautiful photo of it.

  16. rhiebert Says:

    Both pictures are wonderful. That is spectacular height this rose reaches.

  17. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Tallest rose ever!! I love it with the flag in the background; very patriotic!

  18. Rose Says:

    Nice! I like that the flag is blurred.

  19. Carletta Says:

    Love your shot George! The depth of field is wonderful!

  20. ZielonaMila Says:

    Excellent image, rose is beautiful:) Greetings

  21. tmhHoover Says:

    I love Betsy got such a nice action shot of you. And the rose is perfection against the flag.

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