Foto Friday #89

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All on the same Peach Drift groundcover knockout rose bush, these gorgeous flowers are in various stages of opening. The buds are a lovely shade of peach, the full blooms are a combination of soft pink petals with yellow centers, and the nearly spent blossoms are almost white. I think they present an impressive display of delicate beauty!

For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Opening

and for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

and for Floral Friday – FF#19

Foto Friday #88

To better appreciate the structures in this photo, I cropped out the street and most of the tree to the right. Photo taken near Freiburg, Germany.

I felt like this shot was too wide so I reduced the size. By placing the steeple at a third, the flowers in the foreground are near center and the out-of-focus tree on the right is gone. I also cropped out the rail at the bottom, straightened the frame and brightened the color. Photo taken in Strasbourg, France.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

Foto Friday #82

DSC04936 (4)DSC04442 (4)DSC06648 (2)DSC08290 (5)Advice From a River:

“Go with the flow

Slow down and meander

Be thoughtful of those downstream

Go around the obstacles

Immerse yourself in nature

Stay current

The beauty is in the journey!”

~ Ilan Shamir

For Lens-Artists Challenge: A River Runs Through It

Photos:

The Rhine River from Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany

The Windmills at Kinderdijk on the Lek River in The Netherlands

The Southwark Bridge over the River Thames in London, UK

The Railroad Bridge over the Muskingum River in Zanesville, Ohio