The above "Embryonic Hearts" is another three year old photo. I've manipulated the color and "texture" slightly.
Here's another shot of the same rose from more of a distance, "Hanging Out":
I've never been certain about the green bud sticking up from the top of this bloom. But otherwise, I like this picture. I've considered painting out that bud, however, it would be a terrifically painstaking job (if I could even do it well at all). So I just keep putting off the decision.
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