I debated long and hard
about whether to post this photo.
I was concerned that
since the primary subject -
the beautiful pink rose -
is slightly out of focus
it would be considered by most observers
to be less than acceptable.
* * *
Then I thought,
This is an amateur photographer's personal blog.
I am not trying to win any contests.
I do not do this to make a living.
No one is inspecting my work.
I can post any photo I darn well please.
The Wet Rose
I think the flower itself is beautiful,
especially the color;
and the additional interest
of the many raindrops
on its petals
made it an irresistible subject for me.
(I just mishandled the focal setting
on my venerable point-and-shoot Canon.
Taken 26 August 2011.