Thorns Over Roses
I love finding juxtapositions in nature (two things placed together with a contrasting effect). What you see here are some thorns hovering above some blood red roses.
From a distance I saw some rose bushes, full of vibrantly red, sweet smelling blooms.
As I approached it, I also noticed this dry/dead bush with interesting, sculptural elements and hard lines.
I threw on a macro adapter and got in close.
Since the bushes were so close together, I was able to compose it in a way where the thorns hovered on top of this sea of red... creating a beautiful contrast.
This juxtaposition brought to mind the word "Sacrifice" which means: To forfeit (one thing) for another thing considered to be of greater value.
Imagine if you will, this thorny bush giving up it's life so that this family of rose bushes could receive all the wonderful nutrients in the soil and flourish.
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