Floral Friday: Stunning Rose

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare‘s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her rival’s house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague.” The reference is often used to imply that the names of things do not affect what they really are.

I have always wondered about this quote.  It came to mind as I was taking photos of it.  A beautiful fragrant rose.


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Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Glass

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Good morning from a calm and warm Hastings day.

I don’t normally do still life but I have had this challenge on my mind all week and these bottles caught my attention as they were standing on the bench and the sun caught them.  So I set them up in the window to catch the sun as it was rising.

I normally don’t do product placement either.  The reason I say this is that every Friday night we have a movie night.  My children are into Marvel films and they decided that I needed to watch them to, from the beginning onwards.  My daughter buys takeaways and she gets the movies from iTunes and we have a great night.  What I have noticed in the movies is the product placement.  Not subtle.  Just in your face products.  Apple and General Motor spring to mind.  It is so obvious.

I don’t know what we are going to do tonight as we have now reached Guardians of the Galaxy, but that hasn’t been released in New Zealand  yet.

So I have these cola bottles.  I have used them, not as product placement but because I like the shape of them and the light was interesting showing through them.   I tried to hide the logo as you can see.

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The background is grainy because of the dirty window pane.  The light was amazing at this time and as you can see shows up a reflection but also showed up every spot of dust.  It just made the background interesting.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass