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Apr 22, 2009

Prehistoric Rose

Prehistoric Rose by Gallery Juana

The oldest fossilized Rose dates back 35 million years.

My husband gave me a bouquet of roses on Valentine's day. I had thought of throwing the dried flowers away, but I have kept them. They seemed so delicate. Yet, each individual flower has continued to hold on. This is the first in the Rose series.

The photo was taken with my Canon G9 with the Sepia setting. I then played around with color in IrfanView. Visit Sepia Scenes for more sepia photos and to learn how to join.

17 comments:

readingsully2 said...

Love the detail in this rose. The rose reminds me of a lovely old lady who still shows that she was once beautiful.

Marlene said...

Carole said it so well, that is an amazing photo.

BLOGitse said...

funny, it looks like it's a leather rose! :)

dot said...

I love the look of the rose. It's beautiful in sepia.

Annie said...

I'm always surprised at how fragile in appearance but how strong, in reality, a dried rose is. Seems like they can last forever. All they need is an occasional gentle dusting. The sepia gives the feeling of old powder rising up.

kden said...

So delicate looking and I like the pink tone to it, as if it's still hanging in there.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful sepia! What a lovely gesture from your husband. It's so good to see that they have hold on 'til now. I find that very romantic. Have a great day :)

Hey Harriet said...

Love what you've done with this, and I really like the idea of a Rose Series! This is a wonderful contribution to Sepia Scenes :)

ARTISANNE said...

That is a beautiful picture, roses are my favourite flower by far :0)

Deb said...

wonderful detail, great in sepia!

Jewelry by Bina said...

Beautiful!

barb said...

The final result is lovely; it looks a bit fragile and fossilized! I love the title you gave it!

ilanadavita said...

Very impressive shot and effect.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Thanks everyone for your visit and comments.

blogitse, it does look like leather. Even chocolate.

kaye said...

wonderful subject

Stop by to see my sepia scene

maryt/theteach said...

Juana, I can't wait to see the rest of the series. this is a lovely sepia tone. I have to try taking sepia pics with my camera on sepia. I don't usually do that! :)

Chris Stone said...

beautiful. I love the texture.

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