Tonight I met a couple of other photographers in town at the little garden there. They are both far more advanced than I and it was fun to watch their methods. Out of more than 250 shutter clicks, this is the one that catches my eye.
I wish I'd remembered to take a spray bottle with me and used my reflector, even though I embarrass myself when I try to fold that unwieldy thing up again. There are very few lighting situations when I shoot roses, imho, that it would not be better to trot out the reflector.
These are September's roses, kind of overblown and nibbled on, but still lovely. There's a metaphor there that I think I won't unpack :-)