Monday, December 17, 2012

One Bright Blue Rose.....

Whew! It has been quite a while since I have posted anything, and if there is still anyone out there who are kind enough to be still checking in on my little blog, thank you. I have been very preoccupied finishing the last of the renos to update our home, and bring up to current standards somewhat. I am a DIY'er and the bathroom was the final project that needed completion. Now, finally, I can feel like I am retired.....however I am feeling somewhat lost a little. Soooo, on the weekend I assembled and set up my Bessler Cll enlarger, and plan to do some darkroom work in the near future. Firstly I have to do some testing on my black & white film that I have had on ice, or very cool at least, for the past 5 years or so. That should be interesting I'm sure. Anyway, to get to my posting tonight....I decided to use this rose image that I took in the back yard last Autumn. It has a decidedly blueish hue to it, and that was a happy accident sort of. I had been shooting under tungsten lighting, and had the white balance set accordingly on my Maxxum 7D. I forgot to change the white balance when I ventured into the garden under sunny conditions. As a matter of coincidence, I had been learning a new Irish tune that sounds wonderful to me on my diatonic accordion. It is a song about Jesus, and it is entitled "One Bright Blue Rose". Since this is the Christmas season, and we are celebrating the birth of Jesus, I thought it might be an appropriate way to return to my blogging efforts again. Hope you get some joy from it, and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.....just in case I get lost in my darkroom for a week or two....