Red Rose macro with Helen Keller quote

Red rose blossom macro (extreme close-up with shallow depth of field) with quote by Helen Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller (1880 - 1968).


View on Black and LARGER.


Breaking the rules: Can a photographer create his own unique style and following by breaking one of the basic rules of composition? Phil Koch did. Please check out the new 'Horizons' gallery i recently created for 18 of Phil's best images, and get some ideas on how you might bust out of your rut.


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Taken on February 28, 2008