Rose hips make a lovely tea or jam and are loaded with vitamin C. But my, the thorns pierce the flesh and cling with an unusual malevolence. Painful job picking this crimson fruit.
Wonderful composition with just the hands. Interesting to see rose hips. I have gained some knowledge here. I never really knew what they looked like and to hear they have thorns. Nicely done.
9 Jan 2008 6:04am
@Barbara: Thanks, Barbara. Yes the thorns are quite unpleasant. I've picked my share and shouted "oww" on a number of occasions.
i love the purity of this photo. its simplicity is wonderful..
9 Jan 2008 6:05am
@gene: Thanks, Gene. I was hoping for purity and simplicity.
When I first saw the image, I thought, "Wow, how vibrant!" After reading your narration, I really appreciated my health and all that goes into producing what I need to maintain it. I also remembered all I went through when picking oranges 20 years ago for a few months...not quite as delicate a job as picking rosehips, I suppose. But I still have the scratches on my arms to show for it. Very informative posting and well-composed image.
9 Jan 2008 6:41am
@Mindy: Thank you for your wonderful comment, Mindy. Picking anything is not always as easy as it looks.
it is interesting that the things that look so pretty sometimes are the ones that could bring us pain and hurt.
9 Jan 2008 6:57am
@Rags: What a true comment, Rags. Everyone who has ever been in a relationship learns that, unfortunately often the hard way.
9 Jan 2008 7:06am
@badala: Many thanks, Badala.
fantastic lightning. Did you over- expose?
@the lightwriter: Thanks, Lightwriter. I played around with Levels in Photoshop to get the effect.
i guess like they say "No pain, no gain" - so in the end you get great rose hips tea to soothe the pain :)
9 Jan 2008 7:49am
@kairospix: Thanks so much, kairopix. I appreciate your comment.
Brilliant image. The bright white background is very effective.
9 Jan 2008 9:11am
@Makoto: Thank you, Makoto. I'm very glad you said that.
Gorgeous photo! So crisp and clear - beautiful. Hope you are making some good rose hip tea to enjoy.
9 Jan 2008 9:16am
@martie: Thanks Martie. Yes, fresh rose hip tea is a beautiful healthy drink. We have it quite often.
Alors c'es choses la ce mange, je savais pas en tout cas bonne idée pour cette photo
9 Jan 2008 9:43am
@PANAMEPHOTOS: Merci, Paname, pour la remarque.
Nice shoy! I like really the fact that the background is white!
9 Jan 2008 9:46am
@Steven: Thanks, Steven. The white seemed to work quite well.
Very nice picture :)It's like a picture from Bible :)I like it :) and I also like the tea from rose hips :D
9 Jan 2008 9:50am
@Ondro: Thanks, Ondro. Yes, rose hip tea is one of the best. I understand what you mean about a picture from the bible. I thought there was a kind of heavenly light here.
I like the composition
9 Jan 2008 10:10am
@eddy: Many thanks, Eddy.
Such a Lovely shot
9 Jan 2008 10:13am
@Sun: I appreciate your kind comment, Sun. Many thanks.
Fantastic symbolic picture! Taking the fruits from gracious heaven, but you have to endure some pain to achieve it, just like life on earth. Colors and lines, and the hands are in full harmony.
9 Jan 2008 10:43am
@Illuci: Wow, I'm so glad you got so much out of the photo. Many thanks, Illuci.
beautiful colors! nice shot!
9 Jan 2008 10:55am
@paola veneziani photography: I appreciate your comment, Paola. Many thanks.
Well done, crisp and vibrant.
9 Jan 2008 11:59am
@Bob Israel: Yes, I like that description. Many thanks, Bob.
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, and hey they look tasety mmmm looool
plz send me some rose hips, send hahaha.
well done keep it up.
9 Jan 2008 12:02pm
@Amr Tahtawi: Thanks, Amr. I'll look for an envelope.
What I like here is the perence of hands against that white sky!They give the shot warmth. I also like the angle!
9 Jan 2008 12:06pm
@Japanalia: Thank you for your very thoughtful comment, Gabriela.
wonderful hand and I never new much about rose hips except that I love the tea. Also yes the children of Kenya don't know they are poor, because they are rich in spirit and God
9 Jan 2008 1:16pm
@MJ: Many thanks, MJ, for your interesting comments.
Nice image and good commentary together tells a great story.
9 Jan 2008 1:36pm
@Viewfinder: Thanks, Viewfinder. Telling a good story is always important.
ah, i used to do that when I was a kid. Yes, the tea is awesome!
9 Jan 2008 1:47pm
@alla: Especially awesome if made from the whole dried fruit. Thanks for your comment.
good shot.. clear and soothing colours....the objects have been very nicely placed. signifies that whenever we are trying to go up, we are bound to get thorns in the way.
9 Jan 2008 3:21pm
@sangram: Thank you, Sangram. I'm glad you found a significance in the photo.
There is something very elemental about this, such a graceful, kind gesture in reaching the fruit, I totally love it :)
9 Jan 2008 3:43pm
@Lorraine: You're very kind to say so, Lorraine. Thank you. Your description is very fitting. I like the word, elemental.
Wonderful shot indeed. I like the creative angle and perspective.
9 Jan 2008 3:56pm
@Reza: Thanks so much, Reza.
Very nicae capture Michael - interesting information too!
9 Jan 2008 4:14pm
@Ina: You're very kind, Ina. Many thanks.
excellent captured image - great colors
9 Jan 2008 4:27pm
@yiannis krikis: Thanks, Yiannis. I appreciate your comment.
Perfect job Michael, left hand gives a high grade of sensibility to the picture, congrats
9 Jan 2008 5:15pm
@Pedro: Thanks, Pedro. Your comment is very astute.
Nice shot! I like it, Michael. and I appreciate your nice comments. :)
9 Jan 2008 5:22pm
@Vida: Thanks so much, Vida.
great color & contrast...
9 Jan 2008 6:24pm
@PiXeLaRt: Many thanks. Really nice to hear from you.
GREAT COLORSSSSS! :X
9 Jan 2008 7:31pm
@Hoopand: I appreciate your comment, Hoopand. Thank You.
Thats a top shot, really great framing. I bet it was worth all the pain....
9 Jan 2008 8:06pm
@Richard_Irwin: Thanks, Richard. It was one of those shots where I lay on the ground under the picker. But it worked.
One more proof that simple is beautiful...
9 Jan 2008 8:17pm
@Wolfgang Prigge: How right you are, Wolfgang. Thank you.
Put some gloves on! :) Neat picture! I love the information.
9 Jan 2008 8:22pm
@HorseRotorVator: After an hour of picking, you start to think of armor-plated gauntlets. Thanks, HRV.
particular point of view, nice contrast and colors, well done...
9 Jan 2008 8:24pm
@Marco: I appreciate your kind comment, Marco. Thank you.
Beautyful shot. The white background highlights very nicely the rose hips. Well done
9 Jan 2008 9:11pm
@standley: I appreciate your comment. Thanks, Standley.
Superb picture. White and red, a good combination.
And when you are fed-up wit rose hips marmelade, you can use the pips to make itching powder.
9 Jan 2008 9:48pm
@Herve: Thanks, Herve. I'll try the itching powder sometime.
Apparently simple but a real effective and great shot, Michael. Perfect contrast, white and red
9 Jan 2008 9:57pm
@Yolanda: A really appreciate your kind comment, Yolanda.
a very beautiful shot!!! well done! :)
9 Jan 2008 10:01pm
@Dionisio: Thank you so much, Dionisio.
Very nice and effective composition--minimalist in a good way!
9 Jan 2008 10:03pm
@Brian: Thanks, Brian. I'm a great fan of the minimalist effect.
I like this photo. I want to pick one, me too !
9 Jan 2008 10:04pm
@Ko7: LOL. Many thanks, Ko7.
9 Jan 2008 10:17pm
@Brites: Wonderful comment, Brites. Many thanks.
A beautiful composition. Well done.
9 Jan 2008 11:12pm
@Frankie: Thank you, Frankie.
oh, I love those, they are soo tasty:)
9 Jan 2008 11:58pm
@gandz: Yes, they are. Many thanks, Gandz.
i hope you are feeling better.Does it help depression too?I hear rose tea can,so wondering if rose hip does the same thing.Your words remind me that before we experience the sweet fruit of our labour,we have to go through pains and difficulties of some sort,haha.Love th sky as background,its as if you were picking rose hip in heaven:)
10 Jan 2008 1:59am
@tyan: I love your interpretation, Tyan. It is exactly what I thought. Thanks so much.
10 Jan 2008 6:10am
@Jhani: So kind of you to say so, Jhani. Many thanks.
a very BEAUTIFUL shot...
i love the colors
11 Jan 2008 1:52pm
@Nadine: Thanks, Nadine. I appreciate your words.
12 Jan 2008 10:53am
@Brites: A kind comment. Thank You.
Supreme clarity and simplicity!
13 Jan 2008 10:32pm
@Sidonie: That sums it up well. thank you.
Beautiful, nice and simple.
21 Feb 2008 7:48am
@Zing: I appreciate the comment. Thank you, Zing.
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