Three Little Maids

Three Roses 1

I find it interesting just how much the background of a photo can make a difference to a shot.

Here I present a series of three photos of roses blooming on my floribunda bush right now. (Yes we are approaching winter, but my roses don’t care!)

Three Roses 2

I changed my position as I took the shots, to alter what was showing in the background.

People have different tastes in art, so I suppose will like different things in a photo.

Three Roses 3 – Photo One

Maybe you like the busy green background of photo one above?

Three Roses 4 – Photo Two

Or the less busy, but still something going on, background of photo two?

Three Roses 5 – Photo Three

I prefer the plain dark background of photo three.

Three Roses 1

I like the crisp edge it gives to the petals and how the pink shows up beautifully against the darkness. (It looks much crisper before being processed by WordPress.)


What’s your favourite photo? You are welcome to tell me in the comments below.


post script: Obviously I don’t have the photographic skills of most of my fellow bloggers, nor the correct terminology. I’m just having fun!

“Three Little Maids” refers to the song, Three Little Maids From School Are We, from Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Mikado.


26 thoughts on “Three Little Maids

  1. blosslyn

    Three Roses 1 & 5, but all of them are good, but are 1 & 5 the same photo, if you have cropped 5, you have done a nice job, makes the photo much more interesting, πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, sorry I think my numbering was a bit confusing. The first and last photo were identical, and a cropped version of the 5th photo, so well spotted. I much prefer that close up of the petals too. πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, I was surprised how much of a difference it made, as the roses were very similar in all 3 photos. I guess our brains process the background subconsciously? πŸ˜€

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  2. Garfield Hug

    I like three roses photo 1 best as I like the contrast of green leaves accompany the pink roses. My Asianess showing my penchant for bright colors hahaπŸ˜ƒ
    But all the photos lool great really.

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