Rose on a Barbed Wire Fence

Kara and I went on a Photo Expedition today to Lake Samsonvale (and some other areas). At a little cemetary near Lake Samsonvale I saw this cloth rose attached to the barb wire fence surrounding the grounds.

In the words of Maria, this shot is Bokelicious ;-)

This shot placed 3rd in the Australian Photographers!!! 1st half of Dec competition.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd December 2006, This photo: 11:36am

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  • borealnz said:
    Wonderful David, I love the contrast of colour here! Well seen and captured!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :) It really stood out sitting there in the fence wire, so out of place, while somehow belonging there at the same time.
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    Geez David, this is awesome! It really looks like the rose is growing out of the barbed wire. And the only thorn that is visible is the one of the barbed wire rather than the rose. Lots of deep-thinking material here I'm sure if you are so inclined!

    Good luck in the Australian Photographer's comp - looks like everyone is going out with a bang! It's going to be the toughest one yet for me I think.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Chris :) I'm quite happy with this one.

    You're right about the comp though, not looking forward to the voting on this one!
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    Yeah, although we have no-one to blame but ourselves huh? What an inconsiderate bunch of so-and-so's we are...
  • David de Groot said:
    true true...
    David this is such a compelling image…

    ...and yes stop making the vote so hard you guys
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Craig :)

    If the competition is this good now, just imagine what it's going to be like in late January!
  • Barbara J H said:
    'Tis a great photo David, thought provoking.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Barbara :) It's one of my current personal favourites, probably the most "artistic" I've managed to be so far.
  • *Micky said:
    Beautiful composition. What a great find :-)
    Thanks for sharing in the Rose/Roses theme at:
    The World Through My Eyes
  • Deborah Harroun said:
    This is great! I couldn't even tell that it was a cloth rose. I love this with the barbed wire fence. Wonderful!
    Rose/Roses theme at:
    The World Through My Eyes
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Micky and Deborah :) I'm still quite happy with this shot, even some 2 months after I took it.