Flower # 72….. Black Rose….. Blooms from my garden


I have had this fascination for black roses since a long time now. My dream to photograph fully bloomed dark black roses with lovely whorls of glossy black petals has led me to a lot of florists and nurseries often getting vague stares from its owners, finally the elusive black rose got me knee deep in the realms of earth. I decided to grow my own. I have since then convinced myself that black roses are a myth and the closest i can get to it is by photoshopping really dark red ones. I got cuttings of what I thought was really dark red roses and read all about it on the net. The first few cuttings gave me red roses but the color was softer. But after a change in the fertiliser (and perhaps the sunlight), the first batch of roses that have come out are brilliantly dark red….. almost black. These are the first rushes of the buds on stem photoshopped into monochrome. I am hoping that they don’t lose color after they have bloomed fully. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I might not have got the black rose but I am happy with this one. Plus the dark red color is simply awesome. I cant stop looking at it.

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    Achieving Clarity July 27, 2014

    I love that sort of beauty that you can’t pull your eyes away from.

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    Anne@Grit and Giggles July 26, 2014

    Lovely and I like your tale to go with the picture.

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    NYC Single Mom July 25, 2014

    how gorgeous. love the clarity of the rose.

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    bettyl - NZ July 25, 2014

    It looks good to me!

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    Molly July 24, 2014

    The detail in this shot is really quite extraordinary


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    Adrienne July 24, 2014

    I’m growing to love flowers in black and white – so much to see that seems ‘hidden’ when the color is the first thing we see. This is so interesting – thanks for linking up!

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    Laura Hegfield July 23, 2014

    Everything is more beautiful when we slow down, look close and take the time to truly see.

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    artmusedog July 23, 2014

    It is a stunning photo ~ beautiful, love it for BWW ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

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    Jessica Fiorillo July 23, 2014

    Awesome capture! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    ~Merlinda~ (@pixiedusk) July 22, 2014

    So lovely and a bit sad but lovely =) #WW

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    Sue July 22, 2014

    Woah! That’s striking!
    Thank you for sharing your images at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/07/wish-i-were-there1.html. I hope to see you there each week!

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    stevebethere July 22, 2014

    That’s amazing

    Have a budtastic week 😉

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    Pat July 21, 2014

    Beautiful bud, about to unfurl.

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    Karen July 21, 2014

    Simply great !

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      Ranu Chakraborty July 21, 2014

      Thanks Karen

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    Bruce Ruston July 21, 2014

    Nice shot, you can really see the shape and form in b&w.

    • Reply
      Ranu Chakraborty July 21, 2014

      Thanks Bruce

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