One of the easiest projects in the Photographing Flowers class with Harold Davis is to take a picture of a rose straight on. As long as you have a light box, it is quite easy to set up the light box with two lights from both sides. Here’s the original image of the rose straight from the camera. Among hundreds of David Austin roses, Abraham Darby is my favorite. Despite my neglect, the bush is vigorous with heavy flowering in the spring and sporadic flowering throughout the year. The flowers are large, open, very fragrant, and tinted with the most romantic shade of apricot.
And here’s the cropped and slightly enhanced photo from Lightroom. Taken on the Nikon D3100 and Tamron 60mm f.2 lens at f/8, 1 second, ISO 200.