By Any Other Name
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
— William Shakespeare "Romeo & Juliet - Act II, Scene II"

There is something captivating about the beauty of a flower.  Easily lost in the volume of abundance, the passage of time and a natural disdain for the ordinary.  We look past the humble glory of the steadfast in the frantic quest for fleeting ostentation.  Yet the extraordinary is in the everyday, the persistent, the ever present.  That such elegance abounds in simplicity, unbound and unfettered by complexity is a dazzling imprint stamped by Design.

Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 | XF35mm F2 | XF 56mm F1.2

With all of the above images I wanted the shallowest depth of field I could get.  My desire being the soft, isolated focus upon the delicate beauty of these sweet flowers.

Moreover, this had become something of a romantic game between my Bride and I.  Her great love for these images in particular serve as an abiding inspiration whenever I am out and about to find a flower to bring home to my Love.  Among many other things she inspires me to stop and smell the roses, to notice and appreciate the everyday grace of God in the bloom of a sweet flower.  But of course no collection of photos from me would be complete without my artistic weakness for black and white...

And so we come to the end.  A brief look into a constant goal and passion brought about by the love of my Wife, my Bride, the Queen of My Heart, Love of My Life.  Called by any other name, she remains as sweet.