Roses forum: July 2018 -- photos and chat

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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 16, 2018 12:49 AM CST
It has been horribly hot, but the roses are doing fine.

My camera died yesterday .. Sighing! These are some of the last photos I took with that old thang ...

I did put a couple of these photos up on the Daily Gardening thread, too. I think it's because I can't use that camera any more.

Perdita



Purple Buttons



Double Delight



Fabulous



Lynnie



Morey's Pink





Pinstripe



Sexy Rexy



Something For Judy




I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jul 16, 2018 6:57 AM CST
I'm so sorry about your camera, but those are some lovely blooms!
Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 16, 2018 11:17 AM CST
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My Purple TIger
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 16, 2018 3:45 PM CST
Mike said:I'm so sorry about your camera, but those are some lovely blooms!


Thank you, Mike.

The old camera was totally obsolete. It didn't even have close to the number of pixils for photos or any of the features of the cameras sold today. It was a good camera for its time.

The best thing it had going for it was that I could figure it out ... Rolling my eyes.

I was researching new cameras, yesterday, and didn't even understand what I was reading. Everything was written in English, but you could have fooled me .. Whistling

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 16, 2018 4:12 PM CST
The technicalese dialect, no doubt.
Porkpal
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
Roses Dahlias
hampartsum
Jul 16, 2018 6:26 PM CST
Technicalese....Does google translator recognize it as a foreign ( alien) language ?. I need extra Gbtes in my own brains connected to just to get myself into beginners understanding mode...(that almost never happens.... :rofl:) I've yet have to jump beyond analog photography.... Sighing! With lent digital cameras I've successfully burnt images, fumbled focus, ruined color, and quickly got fed up... Green Grin! Is that normal type of experience or is it just me? Green Grin!
Arturo
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Jul 16, 2018 7:20 PM CST
It would be really cool if some of the people who put such beautiful rose pictures up who use the "new camera" technology would give a class or helpful hints. I bet there would be other folks on garden.org who would love to learn about this besides us folks on the rose forum. In any case, Lyn, I am sorry to hear that your camera died. I shall temporarily miss your pictures. I know you will be back stronger than ever with a different camera.

Peggy, I have to ask you about your Purple Tiger. How does it perform for you? I love the colors in the flowers but it does not have a good "rep" as a rose. I know I can get it if I want it. The rose I am very interested in is Just Imagine or New Imagine but it is just about impossible to get here in the States. The colors on the petals of Purple Tiger reminds me of it. I may try Agave Farms again (for about the 6th time) to see if I can still get it from them in the spring. I am so sorry I didn't get it from Ludwig's when I had the chance (I was being sensible, sigh).

Well, my roses have had to pretty much fend on their own for the past couple of weeks. It is 6 pm and it is still 105 degrees outside. I don't think it has gotten below 75 degrees for days/weeks now. The other day it was still 94 degrees at midnight. Ah, welcome to summer. It won't cool down again until the beginning/middle of October. It is normally hotter than it is right now, so I am not griping. I would be out in the early morning but the mosquitoes continue to be fierce. Plus, it appears that my boyfriend brought the Florida weather back with him from visiting his Dad, as it has been humid as well (which we don't normally get)

Instead, I continue to clean up the mess from my remodel. I figure I am doing my fall cleaning early this year. Ah, slowly but surely, it is getting there....




Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Jul 16, 2018 7:23 PM CST

Moderator

We have a Photography Forum with tons of helpful hints.

https://garden.org/forums/view...
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 16, 2018 9:41 PM CST
zuzu said:We have a Photography Forum with tons of helpful hints.

https://garden.org/forums/view...


Zuzu ... I checked that forum out a long time ago. I sure doesn't seem like it is for beginners ... Sighing!

I gave up on it, too.

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jul 16, 2018 10:59 PM CST

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Ask @lovemyhouse, she has a nice camera and recently repalced it for the same one when her first one went kaput.
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 16, 2018 11:57 PM CST
Thank You!
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jul 17, 2018 3:09 AM CST
Lyn, I had nearly zero experience with digital cameras when I got the model I have currently which is a Sony Cybershot DSC-W55. First received it in 2012 and it did well for me until a few months back. I subscribe to the KISS theory of operations: Keep It Simple, Sweetie. If it works, stick with it, so I did. Smiling

Both cameras were/are used, but the second one was/is in better working condition and takes better photographs. And it was only $25 on ebay. Big Grin It is small and light-weight, making it easy to carry. Mine has a wrist loop for when I'm wandering around the yard looking for images to shoot, which has been a huge help because I drop stuff...a lot. Hilarious!

You can find it several places. I chose this link because it has nice image detail of the back. The model comes in black, too. (First one I had was black, second is silver)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000M4J2LM/
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Look at the dial in the upper right corner. The picture shows it set to that green camera icon. I almost always use the ISO setting, which takes images based on the available light, and seems to give me sharper pictures than the other settings. Many of which are useless for me, anyway, like the snow or water settings. (The flash works well enough, but most of my photographs are taken outside during the day, so I don't usually need it.)

Look directly below the setting dial to the compass--looking thing in the bottom right corner. See that tulip at the 3:00 position? That is the Macro setting. It is a simple touch on/off and I keep mine on. When you find an image you want to capture, center it in the LCD screen, then press down the button on the top right about halfway as far as it will go. Hold it until you hear the camera has focused (it bleeps), then push the button the rest of the way down to capture the photograph. All done.

There are other small tweaks, but, for me, that's basically it. If you decide to get this model, tree mail me with any questions and I will do my best to answer them for you. If you decide to try one from ebay and don't have a lot of experience with buying from there, I can help you with that, too--the last place I worked before staying home was an electronics recycler with 200,000+ ebay transactions. Can't guarantee a completely successful buy, but I can sure flag the obvious "Uh, not that one" listings for you. Thumbs up

Hope this helps.
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lisa100467
Jul 17, 2018 1:45 PM CST
I have a few pretty Bourbon roses that are blooming in spite of the heat. They are just establishing because they were cut back and brought over from Cathedral City in January. (Thank you Cliff!). Lisa

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 17, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Some of those blooms positively glow!
Porkpal

Flowerdoom
Jul 17, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Hi, I'm new to this website and New to gardening.....my absolute favorite plant/ flower is roses....I am a complete amateur but manage to keep some of them alive.....I recently bought two new roses from home Depot...I know not the best place to buy them ...but I'm a sucker for clearance ha ha ....one rose bush I bought had droopy leaves ...I thought well they must not be watering it....well it's been about two weeks...I transplanted it....and it still has droopy leaves....no disease or parasites that I can see...any ideas as to why?
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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 17, 2018 9:21 PM CST




















Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 18, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Snow Bride I just love this rose


Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 18, 2018 12:33 PM CST
Mustbnuts said:It would be really cool if some of the people who put such beautiful rose pictures up who use the "new camera" technology would give a class or helpful hints.






I am not here to talk about "new camera technology". However, I can offer some helpful basic hints that l learned from trial and era. I do hope some other people chime in that have more expertise then me. That being said, the following are some my own pointers:
1) While holding the camera, lock your elbows into the sides of your body, inhale (hold your breath), depress the button slightly till the camera focuses and shoot. OR, try a tripod.
2) I found taking photos early in the morning, the latter part of the afternoon or cloudy days are best as opposed to the sunny time of the day. I also avoid taking photos on slightly breezy windy days.
3) Try taking photos of the same subject from different angles. Calif_Sue is really good at using this technique.
4) Consider the background of the subject. Do you really want that trash can or car in the background?
5) experiment with the various settings on your camera. Do a comparison of the same subject. For example if you like the way the photo turned out, bring up your photo on your monitor, left click your mouse and click on "properties". Properties will give you all kinds of info such time of day, the f number, ISO, the exposure mode, etc. Compare the difference between that photo to others you took using other settings.
5) cropping and composition: consider the background. If you have other flowers far into the background try not to cut off parts of those flowers. Either the whole background flower should be in the photo or crop it out completely - just my opinion.
Debra - lovemyhouse - thank you for showing us your camera. You have taken lovely photos. I hope you submit some of them in to the photo contest. I too have bought a couple of cameras on ebay - great suggestion Debra.
That's all folks!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jul 18, 2018 1:17 PM CST
Thank you, Margie. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 18, 2018 2:33 PM CST
Great hints, thanks, Margie.
Porkpal

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