The light got really nice for a while this afternoon for these rose shots. In lots of ways I like the faded blooms even more as subjects than the 'pretty' blossom. There is more texture and the shapes are more crumpled and interesting. Sometimes the colours are even more intense.
Plus there are buds! I'll keep an eye on them over the winter to see if they are as photogenic as the two buds from last year. Certainly they will be harder to capture.
So here's the roses.