solway rose

The roses were  in full bloom last weekend when we were down at Solway in Victor Harbor.  I couldn't resist taking a few snaps of the ones in the garden with the Olympus XZ-1 point and shoot:

Early morning light was best, just as the sunlight touched them.

Last year  I used to bring the roses  into the studio to  photograph them. The results weren't  all that great, as I was too slapdash with the composition and the lighting. 

white roses

Old Victor Harbor  prior to the sea change phenomenon was notable for its large and glorious gardens. New Victor Harbor is more about small blocks,  McMansions,  panoramic views and no trees.

 

I pass by this garden each time I walk the poodles down to the beach. It is just down the road from the studio and the white roses are extravagant in the spring. They are in open shade and I cannot resist photographing them.