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I love walking in rose gardens.

There is a certain peaceful quiet that comes over me as I look at the delicate flowers, each with a unique appearance. Roses seem almost to dance.

As I was walking in this rose garden in Newport Beach CA, I saw this white rose with a companion rosebud that was framed perfectly in the heart of the whole rose bush. I captured this image with my Nikon D810 and Micro-Nikkor 200mm on my Gitzo tripod. I have found that whenever I use the amazing 200mm macro lens I need a tripod to get crisp images.

To process the image, I used Topaz Adjust to bring out the detail of the rose. Then I added a vignette. For this photo artistry image, I added a 20% Topaz Impression filter, and masked in 90% of the original flowers.

Once I processed the image, I created a number of companion images. I cropped one to focus only on the actual rose. Then, I decided to use this original composition as a photo artistry image because of the way it was framed, leaving space at the top for the word, “Rest,” and Mark 6:31, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place to get some rest.” I love these words of Jesus for this image because it makes me think about walking with Him in the garden.

This image makes me think of the hymn, “In The Garden” by C. Austin Miles. I love these words:

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

So dear friend, be encouraged to draw near to the Lord and get some rest in His presence today.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


myPhotoWalk Devotional

Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.
Mark 6:31 NIV

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: A Quiet Place Of Rest
  • Description: A delicate white rose in Newport Beach, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 05/09/17
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Micro-Nikkor 200mm, FL 200mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/160sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Newport Beach, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software, Nik Software, On1 Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin – myPhotoWalk™ – Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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