The red rose at the end of the driveway

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The latter half of this week was supposed to be all about photography. As a family, we had returned to the Cotswolds for a few days. Helen and Izzy were going to camp in granny and granddad’s garden and I wanted to catch up with friends and family.

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Flat batteries, poor weather and illness conspired to stop me taking the photographs I wanted. This red rose, however, was simply asking to have its picture taken.

I had both my camera and my drone with me. When not socialising, my aim had been to get out into the countryside and shoot some great video footage as I flew the drone over some cornfields and the Windrush Valley. I also wanted to fill up my camera’s memory card with images from this very photogenic part of the world, ideally of the farmer’s as they harvested the corn.

It didn’t quite work out like that. My drone’s batteries were flat and I had stupidly forgotten to pack the charging cable for them. Needless to say, it didn’t get off the ground.

This left my camera. Unfortunately it rained heavily every night we were there, so the farmers gave up harvesting. While I did try and get some landscape pictures, it all went down hill after my mother and I went out for a meal.

I’ll spare you the details, suffice it to say, we both fell ill, spectacularly so in my case. I spent a good chunk of Friday in bed and I’m still not quite 100%.

Although my plans were in tatters, I had spotted a beautiful red rose at the end of my parents’ driveway. It contrasted greatly with the green of the surrounding plants and was crying out to have its picture taken.

I was struck by the contrast of the red and green, the focus on the flower itself and the detail the image. I hope you like it also.

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27 thoughts on “The red rose at the end of the driveway”

  1. Oh John, so sorry to hear you (and your mum) have been poorly. I hope you’re recovered now. Fingers crossed you can find some more time to get out with your camera soon. It is a gorgeous rose though, love the colour. #MySundayPhoto

    1. I hope I will get out this week with the camera. Who knows, I might even get out with the drone as well. The colour is magnificent isn’t it?

    1. That’s exactly what it felt like, a cloud with a silver lining. There was another rose, a yellow one, that I snapped as well. I’ll save that image for another day.

  2. Sorry to hear you & you mum have been poorly. I hope you are both on the mend. That is a stunning photo. Such vibrant and striking colours. Hope this week is better x

  3. Hope you are feeling a bit better now. We had a weekend like that where my mummy forget her extra camera batteries and phone bank lead. It was nice to be disconnected for a little while though. The rose is beautiful and we love the contrast of the greenery x #MySundayPhoto

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