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|Another outstanding rose from San Jose Municipal Rose Garden which located in San Jose, California. |
The garden, 5.5 acres in size, was once a prune orchard, but was bought by San Jose in 1927 and is now exclusively devoted to roses. It features more than 3,500 shrubs representing 189 rose varieties.
As an official Display Garden for the All-America Rose Selections (AARS), the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden receives AARS award-winning roses in advance of public release. In the early 2000s, city budget cuts impacted the garden, which led to the AARS placing it on probation. In 2007 Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden (FSJRG) was established, a volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission was to restore and renovate the garden. In 2008 the AARS lifted the garden from probation and restored full accreditation, and the following year over 800 new roses were planted as part of the restoration project.
On May 2, 2009 it was rededicated as an official AARS Test Garden, one of 23 in the USA and the only one in Northern California.
On December 15, 2009 the restoration of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden was nationally recognized on President Obama's website Serve.gov, Corporation for National and Community Service.
On August 12, 2010 the AARS named it "America's Best Rose Garden", in the first nationwide contest of its kind. The winning garden was selected based on beauty, creativity and community involvement.
I will post more pictures of roses for my TL friends.
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Again beautiful flower in your gallery
A very beautiful shot
Dyes cheerful and Sharp Spectacular has been
Background is beautiful
- [2013-07-10 6:29]
quel effet de cadrage et compo sur cette rose sueprbe l'éclairage est parfaite avec ce jaune et ce contre-jour en totale floraison sueprbe vue et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
I think your DOF was a bit out, the main subject [ my opinion] is slightly off focus while the leaves and back petal are sharp, unless that was your intention.
I like your pov and using the cloudy sky as a background. Love the colors. The focus is slightly off otherwise well done, tfs.
Ciao Vic, lovely composition with beautioful rose on superb sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2013-07-11 3:14]
I feel this one is too dark with much lacking focus.
I think the idea was right but lacked the finishing touch.
Interesting PoV and a nice catch against the light.