a lonely rose in portland's international rose test garden

Portland's International Rose Test Garden

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In the west hills of Portland, situated between the Portland Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens is the International Rose Test Garden. It’s an awesome place to photograph flowers, if you’re there while the flowers in bloom. Somehow I’ve never made it during the actual Rose Festival, held in late May and early June when you would assume the flowers are actually in good-quality. So you’re stuck with my photos of a slightly weather-beaten winter rose. Cheers ;)

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  • i had to google why there’s a ‘test’ in that garden’s name.. pretty interesting stuff, actually.. would love to see those new hybrids in real life.. great lighting in this shot, joe.. nice shot! :)

  • @rian uh oh. you know more than me now… i’ve got a vague general sense of it but might have to go do some more reading :)

  • Test garden indeed, this rose looks pretty unique!

  • i think weather beaten roses are more interesting.

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  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
  • Focal length: 180 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.0


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