Dream Weaver Spray – Queen of Show in Photography at ARS 2014 Fall National
‘Dream Weaver’ is a rose classified as a Climbing Floribunda. It can produce beautiful and large sprays.
This photograph of a Dream Weaver spray won Queen of Show in the Photography portion of the American Rose Society 2014 Fall Convention and Show. In roses, ‘Queen’ is the equivalent of ‘Best in Show.’
Many thanks to the judges for awarding this image. I especially appreciated that the judges in this national show used the Score Card for judging rose photographs developed when I served as the first Chairman of Photography in the Pacific Southwest District. When I began that task in the PSWD, it was clear that some system and uniformity was necessary. To see that used at the national level is very gratifying to me. Much less gratifying is overhearing judges instructions being given at local shows in the Pacific Southwest District where the instructions are one person’s opinion with no reference to the score card. But, that will change when only accredited rose judges are allowed to judge the rose photographs. Change may be slow, but it will happen.
Beautiful photo! It’s great the national judges used the scorecards and standards you worked so hard to develop. Let’s hope the local judges come around.
Hi, Tim. Thanks!! I was really happy when the National schedule had the Score Card and the statement that it *would* be used to judge the Court.
I think that over time the judging will be based on a score card of some sort, and with that, some requirements for some expertise in rose judging and in photography. 🙂
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